Definition of wok
: a large bowl-shaped cooking utensil used especially in stir-frying
Recent Examples of wok from the Web
Heat the oil in a wok over medium to medium-low heat (325 degrees).
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Origin and Etymology of wok
Chinese (Guangdong) wohk
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
WOK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wok for English Language Learners
: a pan that is shaped like a bowl and that is used especially for cooking Chinese food
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