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chop suey

or chop sooy

[ chop-soo-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɒpˈsu i /
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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.
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Origin of chop suey

1885–90, Americanism;<dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp seui mixed bits, akin to Chinese zá suì
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British Dictionary definitions for chop suey

chop suey
/ (ˈsuːɪ) /

noun
a Chinese-style dish originating in the US, consisting of meat or chicken, bean sprouts, etc, stewed and served with rice

Word Origin for chop suey

C19: from Chinese (Cantonese) tsap sui odds and ends
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