- a large bowl-shaped pan used in cooking Chinese food.
Origin of wok
1955–60; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wohk pan, equivalent to Chinese huo
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Examples from the Web for wok
Once the can was smuggled back to my cell, it became my wok and the stir fry was on.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison
June 21, 2014
Chicken is diced into square inches, marinated, and deep-fried in a wok, followed by a quick toss in brown sauce.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
A stir-fry pan is a better compromise--like the illegitimate but much-loved child of a saucepan and a wok.The 2012 Holiday Kitchen Gift Guide
December 13, 2012
Braising, steaming, wok stirring—these are healthy ways to cook.Five World-Famous Chefs Give Their Take on the Asian-Food Craze in America
April 29, 2012
Nina speaks fluent Mandarin and can go wok to wok with anyone on nuances of Chinese food and culture.How a New England Yankee Conquered China
July 14, 2009
In de summah we had t' wok outdoo's, in de wintah in de house.
De rich white folks nebbah did no wok; dey had da'kies t' do it foah dem.
Wok in de field, chop wood, hoe cawn, till sometime I feels lak mah back sholy break.
No punishment was inflicted on the participants, and Wok of Waldstein continued to enjoy the royal favor.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II
Henry Charles Lea
Winona, would you kindly lay away that piece of literatuah and wok the Gabriel hon?Winona of the Camp Fire
- a large metal Chinese cooking pot having a curved base like a bowl and traditionally with a wooden handle
from Chinese (Cantonese)
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Word Origin and History for wok
1952, from Cantonese.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper