Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Apples stewed to a pulp, and sometimes sweetened and spiced.
  • noun Slang Nonsense; foolishness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced.
  • noun nonsensical talk or writing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US Apple sauce.
  • noun slang, US, dated, 1920s Nonsense, balderdash, bunk, piffle.
  • interjection slang, US, dated nonsense!

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced
  • noun nonsensical talk or writing
  • noun puree of stewed apples usually sweetened and spiced

Etymologies

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apple +‎ sauce

Examples

  • If you know what my diet's like these days, you're probably wondering what I would do with most of this stuff ... everything but the applesauce is a no-no to this ol 'body of mine!

    The Perfect Un-Foodie Schwag

  • If you know what my diet's like these days, you're probably wondering what I would do with most of this stuff ... everything but the applesauce is a no-no to this ol 'body of mine!

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The applesauce is the kind I always buy - and I'm glad they sent me the unsweetened kind too since I find any sweetened applesauce TOO sweet (not to mention leftovers are great in baking!).

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The applesauce is the kind I always buy - and I'm glad they sent me the unsweetened kind too since I find any sweetened applesauce TOO sweet (not to mention leftovers are great in baking!).

    The Perfect Un-Foodie Schwag

  • The applesauce is used as the main liquid in the recipe, where other cakes might use milk or sour cream, and it works out beautifully.

    Applesauce Chocolate Layer Cake | Baking Bites

  • I'd totally forgotten about red hots in applesauce!

    Rain makes ancho chile applesauce | Homesick Texan

  • I chose to live in perpetual fear that she would choke on whatever food from my plate she was eating, but it was better than getting yelled at for suggesting applesauce is our friend or having to spend even more time being a human cow.

    How To Feed A Baby And Not Lose Consciousness Trying | Her Bad Mother

  • For this panha, I would make plain applesauce without any added spices.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • Update on my kitchen research: applesauce is not an ingredient of the original guerilla, but my kids don't seem to care.

    Guerilla Cookies 1971, and the Best Ever Cookie Jar

  • It's a simple recipe for a delightful pancake-like dish doused in applesauce and powdered sugar, but mine never tastes quite right.

    Random Thoughts

Comments

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  • Expletive, usage: "Aw, applesauce!"

    February 3, 2007

  • Nonsensical talk or writing

    Ex: Politics is applesauce

    November 20, 2007

  • Extensive discussion on criss-cross applesauce.

    October 4, 2008

  • flattery or bunk

    October 8, 2010

  • jiggery-pokery indeed!

    June 30, 2015