ketchup

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noun ketch·up \ˈke-chəp, ˈka-\

Definition of ketchup

  1. :  a seasoned pureed condiment usually made from tomatoes

Examples of ketchup in a sentence

  1. She put ketchup on her hamburger.

Variants of ketchup

or less commonly

\ˈke-chəp, ˈka-\ or

catsup

play \ˈke-chəp, ˈka-; ˈkat-səp\

Origin and Etymology of ketchup

Malay kĕchap fish sauce


First Known Use: circa 1690



KETCHUP Defined for English Language Learners

ketchup

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noun ketch·up \ˈke-chəp, ˈka-\

Definition of ketchup for English Language Learners

  • : a thick sauce made with tomatoes


KETCHUP Defined for Kids

ketchup

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noun ketch·up \ˈke-chəp, ˈka-\

Definition of ketchup for Students

  1. :  a thick seasoned sauce made from tomatoes

Variants of ketchup

also

catsup

\ˈke-chəp, ˈka-; ˈkat-səp\

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