The Alternative English Dictionary: 'que

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'que
noun: {{en-noun}}
  1. (US, informal) {{short for}}
    • 1979, New West, volume 4, part 1, page 128: There was nothing left on the plate but some aposque sauce and a bit of Wonder Bread.
    • 2001, Doug Worgul, The Grand Barbecue: A Celebration of the History, Places, Personalities and Techniques of Kansas City Barbeque (ISBN 0970913125), page 71: Truth, Justice and the BBQ way / In a world full of Arby{{sic}} aposques and McRibs, …
    • 2003, Steven Raichlen, BBQ USA: 425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America (ISBN 0761159584), page 599: But for aposque it's probably better known as the Pimlico or Churchill Downs of competition barbecue.
    • 2004 September-October, American Cowboy, volume 11, number 2, page 53: Although the blue haze you see rising from a Western skyline is often that of a barbecue pit, the quest for aposque is one that's been undertaken in the East as well as the West. In fact, some of the earliest barbecue can be traced back to the East …
    • 2013, A History of South Carolina Barbeque (ISBN 1609498631), page 90: But he cooked such good barbeque that one day, Albert Hartley, who's long dead now, said, "Why don't you cook up some aposque and sell it? People would come buy it if you cooked it."
This short form can even be found in works that spell the long form barbecue rather than barbeque.

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