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Entry from May 11, 2011
Awesome Sauce

An “awesome sauce” can be a very good sauce placed on food. The slang term “awesome sauce” describes someone or something “awesome,” with “sauce” added as an essential ingredient.

The slang “awesome sauce” (or “awesome-sauce” or “awesomesauce") has been cited in print since at least September 2001. The origin is unknown, but the term “awesome sauce” was used in 2001 and in 2003 in the newsgroup for the sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall.


Wiktionary: awesome sauce
Etymology
awesome + sauce; possibly originated in this Strong Bad cartoon.
Noun
awesome sauce
(uncountable)
1. Used other than as an idiom: see awesome,‎ sauce.
2. (slang, Internet) The essence of awesomeness.
3. (slang, Internet) Something which is awesome, cool or spectacular.
Adjective
awesome sauce
(comparative more awesome sauce, superlative most awesome sauce)
1.(slang, Internet) Awesome, spectacular, or wonderful; the best it could possibly be.

Urban Dictionary
awesome sauce
a beautifully assonant phrase which can and should be used on any occasion where joy and elation are expressed.

the origin of ‘awesome sauce’ is probably from Strong Bad, although in that case he refers to a cleaning product with the trade name of Awesome Sauce. ‘awesome sauce’ has been adapted for use both as an exclamation or reserved sign of approval.
chel: i just got a hired at Big Lots.
macgyver: awesome sauce.

by elemental Jun 8, 2005

Awesome Sauce
The sticking of the word Awesome and Sauce to claim that a certain object or activity is an awesome brew, or soup.
Basically the object or activity has more ‘Awesome’ in it than most objects and activities in it’s genre.
‘I’m going to make a webpage of bagels and pornography.’
“Sounds like Awesome Sauce to me.”

by Anime_Bri Jan 22, 2004

Google Groups: alt.tv.kids-in-hall
Newsgroups: alt.tv.kids-in-hall
From: (carmelita cortez)
Date: 22 Sep 2001 20:12:06 GMT
Local: Sat, Sep 22 2001 3:12 pm
Subject: Re: Shadowy men in a taco bell ad!

you guys are awesomesauce.

Google Groups: alt.tv.kids-in-hall
Newsgroups: alt.tv.kids-in-hall
From: sarah
Date: Mon, 24 Mar 2003 03:34:37 GMT
Local: Sun, Mar 23 2003 10:34 pm
Subject: Re: Dave and Scott on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday

that is truly awesome sauce.  i just wish they were the guest cohosts.  oh my god, how awesome would that be.....

Google Groups: alt.sport.lasertag
Newsgroups: alt.sport.lasertag
From: “n. papajorgio”
Date: Sat, 14 Jun 2003 19:20:45 GMT
Local: Sat, Jun 14 2003 2:20 pm
Subject: Re: Phoenix Tune Up Games…

don’t forget about spokane in that 7pm game.
awesome sauce.

Air Warrior
DairyCreamer
06-03-2004, 03:05 PM
(...)
Anyway, just curious what the best ways of improving my swimming ability would be.
Awesome sauce smile

Google Groups: alt.music.tool
Newsgroups: alt.music.tool
From: “WhitelectricWind”
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 23:24:16 -0600
Local: Fri, Jan 14 2005 12:24 am
Subject: Re: Whats Paul D’Armour Been Doing.....

Sounds like Helmet..  Oh! and helmet is coming with snocore!  wtf?!
Awesome sauce!

Unknown Worlds Forums
Omegaman
May 23 2005, 02:00 AM
Did he do DQ Blizzard? That song is awesome sauce.

iDevGames
Nick
Posted 2005.07.13 09:38 PM
(...)
Awesome-sauce (don’t ask. it’s a family saying I suppose).

The Atlantic
Awesome-sauce: White racists and antisemites for Obama
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Nov 1 2008, 4:18 PM ET
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