pad thai


often capitalized T
: a Thai dish consisting of rice noodles stir-fried usually with any of various additional ingredients (such as bean sprouts, peanuts, chicken, shrimp, and egg)

Examples of pad thai in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Living Kitchen also serves vegan brunch and dinner favorites like sausage biscuits and gravy, pizza and pad thai. Chyna Blackmon, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The Strahan family continued its celebrations at a nearby Thai restaurant, where Isabella indulged in pad thai, the vlog shows. Alexandra Del Rosario, Los Angeles Times, 17 Jan. 2024 Sakara Life’s rainbow pad thai bowl was *chef’s kiss* exquisite. Neha Tandon, Women's Health, 28 Apr. 2023 Classic pad thai is made with rice noodles, egg, red and green onion, pad thai sauce and a choice of beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu. Will Coviello,, 12 Oct. 2020 Which restaurant makes the best pad thai? Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 May 2021 The homebound office worker can get pad thai delivered at any time of day, but no one else in the arrangement is happy: The guy delivering it is broke, exposed to disease, and reliant on tips; the restaurant owner has to deal with Grubhub’s onerous fees. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 30 Dec. 2020 Bankman-Fried remembers being handed a vegan pad thai by a kind stranger while there. Steven Ehrlich, Forbes, 26 Jan. 2023 Krug Thep Thai Cuisine was selling food outside its doors: pad thai, fried rice, chicken wings. Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune, 26 June 2022 See More

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Word History


Thai phàd thaj, literally, Thai stir-fried mixture

First Known Use

1978, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pad thai was in 1978

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“Pad thai.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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