Definition of mayonnaise in English:


Pronunciation: /ˈmāəˌnāz//ˈmanāz/


  • A thick, creamy dressing consisting of egg yolks beaten with oil and vinegar and seasoned.

    • ‘Add 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar and enough mayonnaise to make a spreadable mixture.’
    • ‘Use fat-free mayonnaise and salad dressings, and moderate amounts of olive oil when cooking.’
    • ‘The tuna pasta salad was creamy with mayonnaise, and although I could taste some dill, it tasted flat and old.’
    • ‘It is more appetising than it sounds, having the creamy white consistency of thick mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Emulsions have been chosen because they are daily present in kitchens, being the base of many different sauces and mayonnaises, salad dressings, ice creams, shakes, etc.’
    • ‘If you're used to thick, chunky chips with salt and vinegar, having mayonnaise on them instead may sound ever so slightly disgusting.’
    • ‘The smell and even the sight of it make me queasy, as do the other major American condiments, mustard and mayonnaise.’
    • ‘As for mayonnaise and non-sweet salad dressings, your carbohydrate savings will be minimal.’
    • ‘In a slow stream, drizzle in enough oil to bind ingredients together until thick and creamy, like mayonnaise.’
    • ‘Now don't give up on the lettuce - you can use low fat mayonnaise, vinegar and lemon juice instead.’
    • ‘For the lavender glaze: Combine mayonnaise, mustard and red wine vinegar in a bowl and reserve.’
    • ‘He tries to be sneaky when he takes mayonnaise or ketchup out of the kitchen, but I've seen him do it.’
    • ‘Make coleslaw by mixing chopped cabbage with light mayonnaise, vinegar, celery seed and salt to taste.’
    • ‘You can now squeeze your way out of the sandwich doldrums, thanks to a new crop of smear-on flavored light mayonnaises.’
    • ‘Healthy fats also include salad dressings, mayonnaise, cooking oils, and fish oils.’
    • ‘Gradually add canola oil while whisking to form a thick and creamy mayonnaise.’
    • ‘No visit to Amsterdam is complete without sampling a cone of French fries served with mayonnaise or peanut butter sauce.’
    • ‘When eating the pizza, I forbid ketchup and mayonnaise at the table.’
    • ‘Add sour cream, mayonnaise and vinegar to the pasta and toss to coat noodles.’
    • ‘Use ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise sparingly and use pepper or lemon juice in place of salt.’


French, probably from the feminine of mahonnais of or from Port Mahon the capital of Minorca.