sa·​mo·​sa sə-ˈmō-sə How to pronounce samosa (audio)
: a small triangular pastry filled with spiced meat or vegetables and fried in ghee or oil

Examples of samosa in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, Trinh talks naan, samosas and the role KRTH-FM (101.1) radio host Greg Simms played in the day their business went viral. Laurie Ochoa, Los Angeles Times, 12 Aug. 2023 Expect spicy samosas, biryanis, sweet treats and beverages. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2023 Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former PepsiCo Chief Executive Indra Nooyi and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi nibbled on samosas as Harris and Blinken praised the U.S.-India partnership. Courtney Subramanian, Los Angeles Times, 24 June 2023 The chef made three curries, samosas, roti, and naan; a South African Chenin Blanc pairing elevated the meal from delicious to sublime. Tayari Jones, Travel + Leisure, 26 July 2023 Hundreds planned to dance to Bollywood songs, cheer South Asian drag kings and munch on biryani rice and samosas. Jeong Park, Los Angeles Times, 17 July 2023 Advertisement - Continue Reading Below 3 Brisket Samosas Classic samosas get a twist with these brisket samosas. Manal Aman, Woman's Day Magazine, 8 Apr. 2023 Tikka Shack Located on the east side of The District, Tikka Shack serves Indian cuisine including tikka masala, samosas, southern curry and kabob bowls. Endia Fontanez, The Arizona Republic, 15 June 2023 Over 50 graduates received navy blue and gold stoles while surrounded by dishes piled high with vegetable biryani, tandoori chicken and samosas. Maya Lora, Baltimore Sun, 6 June 2023 See More

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Word History


Hindi samosā & Urdu samosa, sambūsa, from Persian sambūsa

First Known Use

1932, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of samosa was in 1932

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“Samosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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