wa·​ter·​zooi | \ ˈvä-tər-ˌzȯi How to pronounce waterzooi (audio) \

Definition of waterzooi

: a stew of fish or chicken and vegetables in a seasoned stock thickened with cream and egg yolks

Examples of waterzooi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menasse’s roomy novel is set in contemporary Brussels, and its characters can often be found consuming throwback comfort foods like stoemp, a sausage and potato dish, and impenetrable stews such as waterzooi and bigos, and sighing with happiness. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 10 June 2019 Spellers were challenged with words from a multitude of backgrounds, including edelweiss, a German word, and waterzooi, which is Belgian. Staff, cleveland.com, 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of waterzooi

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for waterzooi

Dutch dialect, from water water + zooi quantity of cooked food

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“Waterzooi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterzooi. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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