nam pla

noun

¦nämˈplä
: a spicy Thai fish sauce

Word History

Etymology

Thai námplaa, from nám water + plaa fish

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nam pla was in 1931

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“Nam pla.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nam%20pla. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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