Definitions

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  • n. A savoury condiment (for example a mustard, relish or chutney), especially one served with meat.

Etymologies

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Coined in its current sense by the English cookery writer Dorothy Hartley in her book Food in England in 1954, but probably derived from a similar dialect word with variant spellings (e.g. tranklement, tanchiment) used before that date across North and Central England and meaning "ornaments, trinkets; bits of things".

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  • My grandmother always said to avoid mud-hued, syrupy tracklement and, well, she lived to 137 before being plucked from Earth's realm by falling chunks of Skylab. So.

    March 23, 2010

  • Re: Branston Pickle: "Its manufacturers advise that their mud-hued, syrupy tracklement sits well with burgers and hot dogs, yet in truth most of it will find its way into cheese sandwiches."

    Eating for England by Nigel Slater, p 150

    March 23, 2010

  • According to worldwidewords.org it's "any kind of savoury condiment served with meat."

    March 23, 2010