Definition of bread-and-butter pickle in US English:

bread-and-butter pickle


  • A variety of sweet pickle made with thin-sliced cucumbers and various seasonings.

    • ‘My great-aunt Nora, the last of the family on the Kansas homestead, made the world's best bread-and-butter pickles, and they were the magical ingredient in her potato salad.’
    • ‘One of the inventions now in his line is a sliced bread-and-butter pickle called Bee 'n' Beez that derives its sweetness not from sugar but from coconut, dried cherries and ginger.’
    • ‘I always put out several cucumber plants for pickle relish and bread-and-butter pickles.’
    • ‘It is not a canned pickle, or a bread-and-butter pickle, or a sweet pickle, or even a dill pickle full of vinegar.’