Definition of chop suey in English:

chop suey

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Pronunciation: /tʃɒpˈsuːi


[mass noun]
  • A Chinese-style dish of meat stewed and fried with bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and onions, and served with rice.
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    • Although these do represent some of the basic foods of Mexico - in name only - they have been brought down to their lowest common denominator north of the border, on a par with the chop suey and chow mein of Chinese restaurants 20 years ago.
    • No, we do not eat chop suey and spring rolls all the time.
    • Ah well, bring on the chop suey and fortune cookies.


late 19th century: from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) tsaâp suì 'mixed bits'.

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