chow mein

chow mein
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chou meyn]
    • /ˌtʃaʊ ˈmeɪn/
    • /tʃaʊ ˈmiːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chou meyn]
    • /ˌtʃaʊ ˈmeɪn/

Definitions of chow mein words

  • uncountable noun chow mein Chow mein is a Chinese-style dish that consists of fried noodles, cooked meat, and vegetables. 3
  • noun chow mein a Chinese-American dish, consisting of mushrooms, meat, shrimps, etc, served with fried noodles 3
  • noun chow mein a Chinese-American dish consisting of a thick stew of meat, celery, bean sprouts, etc., served with fried noodles and, usually, soy sauce 3
  • noun chow mein a Chinese-style dish of steamed or stir-fried vegetables, topped with shredded chicken, shrimp, etc., and served with fried noodles. 1
  • noun chow mein noodle dish 1
  • noun chow mein A Westernised Chinese dish of stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat or seafood. 0

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Origin of chow mein

First appearance:

before 1900
One of the 17% newest English words
1900-05, Americanism; < Chinese chǎo fry + miàn noodles, or < cognate dial. forms

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chow mein popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 54% 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.

chow mein usage trend in Literature

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