bibimbap

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noun bi·bim·bap \ˈbē-ˈbēm-ˈbäp\
variants: or less commonly

bi bim bap

Definition of bibimbap

  1. :  a Korean dish of rice with cooked vegetables, usually meat, and often a raw or fried egg In Korea, some foods trickled down from the Imperial palace and others have humbler origins. Bibimbap seems to be somewhere in the middle—a dish thought to have been introduced to Korean monarchy by the court of China, but also served to farmers in their fields. — Debra Samuels

Origin and Etymology of bibimbap

borrowed from Korean pibimpap, from pibim “hash, chopped food” + pap “cooked rice”


First Known Use: 1977


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