chop suey

chop suey
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-soo-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˈsu i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chop-soo-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɒpˈsu i/

Definitions of chop suey words

  • uncountable noun chop suey Chop suey is a Chinese-style dish that consists of meat and vegetables that have been stewed together. 3
  • noun chop suey a Chinese-style dish originating in the US, consisting of meat or chicken, bean sprouts, etc, stewed and served with rice 3
  • noun chop suey a Chinese-American dish consisting of meat, bean sprouts, celery, mushrooms, etc. cooked together in a sauce and served with rice 3
  • noun chop suey a Chinese-style American dish consisting of small pieces of meat, chicken, etc., cooked together with bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables and seasoning, in a gravy, often served with rice and soy sauce. 1
  • noun chop suey Chinese dish containing beansprouts 1
  • noun chop suey (US) A stir-fried vegetable dish, served with pieces of beef or pork in a semi-thick sauce, and often soy sauce. 0

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Origin of chop suey

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
1885-90, Americanism; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp seui mixed bits, akin to Chinese zá suì

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chop suey popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 55% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

chop suey usage trend in Literature

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