so·​ju | \ ˈsō-ˌjü How to pronounce soju (audio) \

Definition of soju

: Korean vodka distilled usually from rice or sweet potato

Examples of soju in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What patrons are actually tasting, however, is soju that’s been infused with charred oak and vanilla bean. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Aging is a very good thing at Anju in Dupont Circle," 6 Sep. 2019 The 6,000 square-foot restaurant, currently under construction at the South Heights on White Oak development at 2805 White Oak Dr., will be anchored by a central bar that doles out soju, classic cocktails, beer and wine. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Houston restaurateur behind Dak & Bop to open Karne Korean Steakhouse in the Heights," 25 Oct. 2019 The Mission District’s soju-slushie serving hangout, Foxsister, will close next month and reopen as a red sauce joint called Great Gold. Justin Phillips,, "Foxsister to close and become Italian-focused Great Gold," 5 July 2019 Park opened Drunken Tiger, Mesa’s late-night joint for soju and Korean booze food, while Rosales launched Good Fortune Kitchen, doing a mix of traditional takes and contemporary riffs on Filipino dishes at pop-ups and events around town. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Why you need to check out Deez Buns, a Tempe spot putting an irreverent spin on Asian bao," 3 Sep. 2019 Drinks: $100 beverage pairing that includes wine and sometimes sake or soju. Soleil Ho,, "At Maum in Palo Alto, a tasting menu that celebrates Korean American classics," 8 Aug. 2019 After a boozy dinner and several rounds of beer and soju, a local spirit, the party would decamp to a dingy basement and squeeze onto faded upholstery in an airless room with a karaoke machine. The Economist, "Karaoke with colleagues is no longer compulsory in South Korea," 22 Aug. 2019 This level of intentionality is evident in the beers and soju on the drink menu. Grace Wong,, "Bucking traditions at new Korean restaurant, plus more Chicago restaurant openings," 23 July 2019 But what excites us is how much of the country is open and ready for exploration, from the beaches of Gangwon to the pubs of Busan, the soju to the slopes, all so easy to tap into with the new bullet trains connecting in from the capital. Condé Nast Traveler, "Why You Should Visit Korea Now," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of soju

1951, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2020

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“Soju.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 29 January 2020.

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