ta·​ma·​ri tə-ˈmär-ē How to pronounce tamari (audio)
: an aged soy sauce prepared with little or no added wheat

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Use tamari instead of soy sauce to make a gluten-free option. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, 13 Aug. 2022 Add cream cheese to a bag filled with tamari or soy sauce, and let marinate in the fridge for an hour. Kelsey Ogletree, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Aug. 2022 Stir together tamari, sugar, sesame oil, starch, sesame seeds, ginger and garlic in a small bowl or measuring cup; set aside. People Staff, Peoplemag, 11 Aug. 2022 In a lidded jar, combine tamari, sugar, lime juice, garlic, oil and chili or jalapeno. Julia O'malley, Anchorage Daily News, 12 May 2022 Add the chiles, tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of the parsley, the vinegar, soy sauce or tamari and a few cracks of pepper. Washington Post, 28 Apr. 2022 Finn Stern, chef and owner at Oakland restaurant Daytrip, described his first encounter with tamari from Shared Cultures, a small fermentation outfit in San Francisco, as a moment of clarity. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Mar. 2022 Steak tartare channeling Korean galbi, potent with chile and tamari and mellowed with egg yolk. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2022 Add the ground chicken, garlic, ginger, scallions, coriander, fish sauce, tamari and herbs to a mixing bowl. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History



First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tamari was in 1965

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“Tamari.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tamari. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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