Definition of ketchup in English:

ketchup

Line breaks: ketch¦up
Pronunciation: /ˈkɛtʃəp
 
, -ʌp/
(US also catsup)

noun

[mass noun]
  • A spicy sauce made chiefly from tomatoes and vinegar, used as a relish.
    More example sentences
    • Dip the fish and chips into the tomato ketchup and tartare sauce as desired.
    • I helped myself to sachets of ketchup and tartare sauce and tucked into my fish.
    • The tables were neatly set, each with clean bottles of tomato ketchup, HP sauce and vinegar.

Origin

late 17th century: perhaps from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) k'ē chap 'tomato juice'.

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