\ ˈsȯi How to pronounce soy (audio) \

Definition of soy

1 : a brown liquid sauce made by subjecting beans (such as soybeans) to long fermentation and to digestion in brine
2 or less commonly soya \ ˈsȯi-​ə How to pronounce soya (audio) \ : soybean

Examples of soy in a Sentence

His book promotes the health benefits of soy. The recipe calls for two tablespoons of soy.

Recent Examples on the Web

The soy-based, handmade candles are gift-friendly and packaged in glass jars with metal screw-top lids and bright, colorful labels. Allison Steele,, "Jersey-made candles smell like brunch, gin and tonic," 7 June 2018 The effort is rewarded with savory-sweet kway teow (rice noodles) stir-fried with egg, bean sprouts, Chinese sausage and dark soy sauce from a stall called Fried Koay Teow. Robyn Eckhardt, WSJ, "Two Strategic Days in Singapore: Where to Splurge, Where to Save," 4 Jan. 2019 Xi can easily start restricting Chinese purchases of U.S. soy and oil again in early 2019. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Trump, Xi: This Isn’t the Deal You’re Looking For," 3 Dec. 2018 And emerging companies have come up with ways to gently do the same with a variety of allergens: SpoonfulOne is a powder that contains food proteins like soy and peanuts to be mixed into a baby’s food. Jessica Migala, Woman's Day, "How to Keep Your Kids Safe From Food Allergies," 19 Nov. 2018 Brent Bible, a farmer who cultivates 5,000 acres of corn and soy in western Indiana, said the trade war was already damaging his farm and the broader agricultural economy. New York Times, "Trump’s Trade War With China Is Officially Underway," 5 July 2018 In a bowl, combine soy and fish sauce, rice vinegar, chile sauce, ginger, garlic, scallion, and sugar. 2. Karoline Boehm Goodnick,, "Recipe: Vietnamese summer rolls are flavorful, crunchy, and delicious with a soy dipping sauce," 25 June 2018 Reuters reported Thursday that Mexico is studying the feasibility of placing tariffs on U.S. soy and corn. Courtney Becker,, "In Pa. and N.J., brewing trade disputes with Canada and China could harm firms," 22 June 2018 Nutrition: Choose a product that is fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Almond and coconut milk have almost no protein so if looking for a protein boost, pea protein milks or soy and to a lesser extent oatmeal would be a better choice. Sheah Rarback, miamiherald, "Lots of choices for milk substitutes, but beware of sugar content | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of soy

1679, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soy

Japanese shōyu

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English Language Learners Definition of soy

: soybeans and the food products that are made from soybeans

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