Share this entry
chow mein Syllabification: chow mein
Pronunciation: /ˌCHou ˈmān/

Definition of chow mein in English:


A Chinese-style dish of fried noodles with shredded meat or seafood and vegetables.
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.


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

Words that rhyme with chow mein

abstain, appertain, arcane, arraign, ascertain, attain, Bahrain, bane, blain, brain, Braine, Cain, Caine, campaign, cane, cinquain, chain, champagne, champaign, Champlain, Charmaine, chicane, cocaine, Coleraine, Coltrane, complain, constrain, contain, crane, Dane, deign, demesne, demi-mondaine, detain, disdain, domain, domaine, drain, Duane, Dwane, Elaine, entertain, entrain, explain, fain, fane, feign, gain, Germaine, germane, grain, humane, Hussein, inane, Jain, Jane, Jermaine, Kane, La Fontaine, lain, lane, legerdemain, Lorraine, main, Maine, maintain, mane, mise en scène, Montaigne, moraine, mundane, obtain, ordain, Paine, pane, pertain, plain, plane, Port-of-Spain, profane, rain, Raine, refrain, reign, rein, retain, romaine, sane, Seine, Shane, Sinn Fein, skein, slain, Spain, Spillane, sprain, stain, strain, sustain, swain, terrain, thane, train, twain, Ujjain, Ukraine, underlain, urbane, vain, vane, vein, Verlaine, vicereine, wain, wane, Wayne
Definition of chow mein in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources