chopstick

noun
chop·​stick | \ ˈchäp-ˌstik How to pronounce chopstick (audio) \

Definition of chopstick

: one of a pair of slender sticks held between thumb and fingers and used chiefly in Asian countries to lift food to the mouth

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Round it out with To-GoWare’s reusable bamboo utensil set ($12.95), which includes a knife, fork, spoon, and chopsticks. Kristen Hartke, BostonGlobe.com, "The best eco-friendly containers to save you from Sad Desk Lunch syndrome," 20 Aug. 2019 Round it out with To-GoWare’s reusable bamboo utensil set ($12.95) which includes a knife, fork, spoon and chopsticks. Kristen Hartke, Washington Post, "The best eco-friendly containers to save you from Sad Desk Lunch syndrome," 20 Aug. 2019 Add the pork belly and immediately stir with chopsticks or a wooden spoon while shaking the pan until the fat is translucent and the meat golden brown, about 45 seconds. Soleil Ho, latimes.com, "Off the shelf: The powerfully funky umami of Vietnamese fish paste," 20 June 2019 Originally conceived by Windmill Food Hall founder James Markham and operated by The Friend’s House culinary team, The Poke Stand sells sushi-rritos, or burrito-size sushi rolls, served wrapped in nori, and then foil, for chopstick-free dining. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A tasting tour under Carlsbad’s windmill," 12 Sep. 2019 In the former Le Cirque space, playing chopsticks hockey for the last morsel of David Yeo’s Szechuanese classics is inevitable. Jiayang Fan, The New Yorker, "The Unapologetic Decadence of Hutong," 31 Aug. 2019 Most come from North American species, but glass cases also hold products from farther afield, including tiger-bone traditional medicine, elephant-ivory chopsticks, black coral laid out across half a shelf, python-skin boots, a caiman-skin handbag. National Geographic, "In the Alaska-Yukon wilderness, wildlife crime fighters face a daunting task," 25 June 2019 Even better than the Finnish version, this easy-to-assemble drying rack has hooks to hold utensils, pots, and pans along with side pockets sized to fit cutting boards, chopsticks, and even your go-to reusable straws. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "The Finnish Cleaning Method Will Forever Change the Way You Dry Dishes," 7 June 2019 What led to this chaos was initially sparked by Dolce & Gabbana video posts on social media of an Asian model eating spaghetti, pizza, and cannoli with a pair of chopsticks, which was interpreted by some commenters as racist. Vogue, "Dolce & Gabbana Cancels Its Shanghai Great Show Amid Controversy," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of chopstick

1699, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chopstick

Chinese Pidgin English chop fast + English stick

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chopstick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chopstick

: either one of a pair of thin sticks that are used especially by people in Asia to pick up and eat food

chopstick

noun
chop·​stick | \ ˈchäp-ˌstik How to pronounce chopstick (audio) \

Kids Definition of chopstick

: one of two thin sticks used chiefly in Asian countries to pick up and eat food

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