Definition of kung pao
: being stir-fried or sometimes deep-fried and served in a spicy hot sauce usually with peanuts kung pao chicken
Origin and Etymology of kung pao
Chinese (Beijing) gōng bǎo, literally, palace guardian
First Known Use: 1976See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up kung pao? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).