a sauce, as for seafood, consisting of mayonnaise with chopped pickles, olives, capers, etc.
also sp. tar′tare sauce
Origin of tartar sauceFrench sauce tartare
Mayonnaise mixed with chopped pickles and other ingredients, used as a condiment for fish and other seafood.
Origin of tartar sauceTranslation of French sauce tartare : sauce, sauce + tartare, Tartar.
(plural tartar sauces)
- Alternative spelling of tartare sauce.