sa·​mo·​sa | \ sə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce samosa (audio) \

Definition of samosa

: a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables and fried in ghee or oil

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This correlates to the chai-samosa culture that afflicts most Indian workplaces. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Nearly two-thirds of Indian executives are overweight—and that evening samosa is to blame," 4 Sep. 2019 The Washington Post’s Ben Strauss watched Rick Reilly eat a samosa and discussed his time at SI and ESPN. Jacob Feldman,, "This Could Be the U.S. Open FOX Has Been Waiting For," 13 June 2019 Elgenaidi was the last to speak as the sun set, and Muslims observing Ramzan broke their fast with samosas, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Anahita Mukherji, Quartz India, "A hate crime against an Indian-American unites Silicon Valley’s Sunnyvale," 31 May 2019 His audience leaned in from their metal chairs, listening and slathering samosas with the fiery chutney his wife had concocted. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Must Reads: At this L.A. supper club, refugees share food and memories of the lives they left behind," 31 May 2019 In the brief clip, he's seen walking slowly with several samosas behind his back. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Prince Harry Stealing Snacks at Meghan Markle's Cookbook Launch Is a Whole Mood," 21 Sep. 2018 Consider these vegan samosas, packed with peas, cilantro, jalapeño and cayenne. Alex Van Buren,, "10 Snacks a Food Writer Packs for Day Hikes and Car Trips," 6 June 2018 Masala fries, samosa, tikka masala wraps and chicken curry grace the menu. Jennifer Mcclellan, azcentral, "New restaurants in Phoenix in March: 37 openings in a month may set a record," 2 Apr. 2018 The street outside is clogged with black cars double- and triple-parked, and a Doughnut Plant on the ground floor advertises a chai-and-samosa-doughnut special for eight dollars. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of samosa

1932, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for samosa

Hindi samosā & Urdu samosa, sambūsa, from Persian sambūsa

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