Definition of chow mein in English:

chow mein

Syllabification: chow mein
Pronunciation: /ˈCHou ˈmān
 
/

noun

  • A Chinese-style dish of fried noodles with shredded meat or seafood and vegetables.
    More example sentences
    • We had pork fried rice, sweet & sour chicken, chicken chow mein with pan fried noodles and an order of broccoli beef.
    • I had beef chow mein and she had something vegetarian, but I don't remember what it was called.
    • The Cantonese chow mein was one of the better choices, obviously freshly tossed together.

Origin

late 19th century: from Chinese chǎo miàn 'fried noodles'.

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