pu·​pu | \ ˈpü-ˌpü How to pronounce pupu (audio) \

Definition of pupu

: an Asian dish served as an appetizer or main course and consisting of a variety of foods (such as egg rolls, spareribs, and fried shrimp) pupu platter

Examples of pupu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The easy critique is to label Naugles a culinary retcon that deserves to stay in the graveyard of bad restaurant ideas, like Sambo's and pupu platters. Gustavo Arellano, latimes.com, 10 July 2019 Their pupu platter of average big men didn’t help either. Matt Dollinger, SI.com, 21 June 2017 Pull up a mondo pupu platter ($19.95) and light the torches at Boise’s only tiki bar. Dana Oland, idahostatesman, 1 June 2017 Cheese balls or a flaming pupu platter are probably O.K. Michael Cieply, New York Times, 1 July 2016

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First Known Use of pupu

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pupu

Hawaiian pūpū appetizer

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“Pupu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pupu. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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