lo mein

noun
\ ˈlō-ˈmān How to pronounce lo mein (audio) , ˌlō- \

Definition of lo mein

: a Chinese dish consisting of sliced vegetables, soft noodles, and usually meat or shrimp in bite-size pieces stir-fried in a seasoned sauce

Examples of lo mein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With apologies to wild wolves and your chicken lo mein, none of us care. John Brandon, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 This is a serving of rice and lo mein — together — topped with a pork egg roll and grilled chicken on a stick. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 14 Sep. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021 The menu hosts a wide variety of options, ranging from a crispy karaage chicken sandwich to a riff on classic lo mein featuring lobster. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of lo mein

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lo mein

Chinese (Guangdong) lòu-mihn stirred noodles

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“Lo mein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lo%20mein. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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lo mein

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lo mein

: a combination of soft noodles, vegetables, and usually meat or shrimp that is served in Chinese restaurants in the U.S.

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