Adjective "Condiment" definition and examples

(Condiment may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkɒndɪm(ə)nt/

Definitions and examples

noun

A substance such as salt, mustard, or pickle that is used to add flavour to food.
  1. 'Use of condiments such as soy sauce and ketchup, as well as salting food at the table, also increases sodium intake.'
  2. 'It's an OK food when used as an occasional condiment.'
  3. 'The groups were asked to prepare pickles and condiments.'
  4. 'He liked cayenne pepper, chutney, pickles, mustard and other condiments.'
  5. 'Food stations need condiments such as ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise.'
  6. 'There would be no buns, no ketchup, and no condiments of any sort provided.'
  7. 'All great barbecue chefs agree that barbecue sauce is a condiment to be used to dress the meat before serving, or to be served on the side.'
  8. 'It was used as a condiment and to flavour pickles and sauces.'
  9. 'The smell and even the sight of it make me queasy, as do the other major American condiments, mustard and mayonnaise.'
  10. '‘Their idea of dip is that it's a condiment like ketchup or mustard or salt or pepper,’ he says.'

More definitions

noun

1. something used to give a special flavor to food, as mustard, ketchup, salt, or spices.

Origin

(condiment)Late Middle English: from Latin condimentum, from condire ‘to pickle’.