- a fermented seasoning paste of soybeans, often with rice or barley added, used to flavor soups and sauces.
Origin of miso
- a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny.
Origin of miso-
Examples from the Web for miso
Try the miso ramen at Sapporo (152 W. 49th St.; 212-869-8972; entrées from $9).The Untouristy Guide to the Holidays in New York
Condé Nast Traveler
December 11, 2013
Put the miso sauce in a small saucepan, place over low heat, and stir to heat through; season with crushed black pepper to taste.Daniel Boulud Reveals His 4 Favorite Recipes From His New Cookbook
October 15, 2013
In Kato, my favorite lunch set includes braised golden eye snapper, rice, miso soup, and pickles.Fresh Picks
January 5, 2011
His food, which he cooked himself, was chiefly rice and miso.
Many of them carefully bring their own rice and miso, and are put up at a cost of about 10 sen a day.
- a thick brown salty paste made from soya beans, used to flavour savoury dishes, esp soups
before a vowel mis-
- indicating hatredmisogyny
Word Origin and History for miso
type of paste used in Japanese cooking, 1727, from Japanese.
word-forming element meaning "hater, hatred," before vowels, mis-, comb. form of Greek misos "hatred," misein "to hate." Productive as a word-forming element in ancient Greek, e.g. misoagathia "hatred of good or goodness;" misoponein "to hate work." Forming many compounds in English, most of them obscure or recherche, but some perhaps useful, e.g. misocapnic (adj.) "hating (tobacco) smoke," misocyny "hatred of dogs."