sub·​gum ˈsəb-ˈgəm How to pronounce subgum (audio)
: a dish of Chinese origin prepared with a mixture of vegetables (such as peppers, water chestnuts, and mushrooms)

Word History


Chinese (Guangdong) sahp-gám, literally, assorted, mixed

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subgum was in 1902

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Cite this Entry

“Subgum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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