chop-sooy

chop suey

[chop-soo-ee]
noun
a Chinese-style American dish consisting of small pieces of meat, chicken, etc., cooked together with bean sprouts, onions, mushrooms, or other vegetables and seasoning, in a gravy, often served with rice and soy sauce.
Also, chop sooy.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp seui mixed bits, akin to Chinese zá suì

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chop suey (ˈsuːɪ)
 
n
a Chinese-style dish originating in the US, consisting of meat or chicken, bean sprouts, etc, stewed and served with rice
 
[C19: from Chinese (Cantonese) tsap sui odds and ends]

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chop suey
1888, Amer.Eng., from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) tsap sui "odds and ends."
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