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lo mein

noun \ˈlō-ˈmān, ˌlō-\

Simple Definition of lo mein

  • : a combination of soft noodles, vegetables, and usually meat or shrimp that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of lo mein

  1. :  a Chinese dish consisting of sliced vegetables, soft noodles, and usually meat or shrimp in bite-size pieces stir-fried in a seasoned sauce

Origin and Etymology of lo mein

Chinese (Guangdong) lòu-mihn stirred noodles

First Known Use: 1970

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to proceed clumsily or ineffectually

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