chop suey

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noun chop su·ey \ˌchäp-ˈsü-ē\

Definition of chop suey

plural

chop sueys

  1. :  a dish prepared chiefly from bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, onions, mushrooms, and meat or fish and served with rice and soy sauce

Origin and Etymology of chop suey

Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp-seui odds and ends, from jaahp miscellaneous + seui bits


First Known Use: 1884


CHOP SUEY Defined for English Language Learners

chop suey

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noun chop su·ey \ˌchäp-ˈsü-ē\

Definition of chop suey for English Language Learners

  • : a combination of vegetables and meat or fish that is served with rice

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