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ketchup

[ kech-uhp, kach- ]
/ ˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ- /
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noun

a condiment consisting of puréed tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sugar, spices, etc.
any of various other condiments or sauces for meat, fish, etc.: mushroom ketchup; walnut ketchup.

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Also cat·sup [kat-suhp, kech-uhp, kach-], /ˈkæt səp, ˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-/, catch·up [kach-uhp, kech-] /ˈkætʃ əp, ˈkɛtʃ-/ .

Origin of ketchup

First recorded in 1705–15; from Malay kəchap “fish sauce,” perhaps from dialectal Chinese kéjāp (Guangdong) or ke-tsiap (Xiamen), akin to Chinese qié “eggplant” + chī “juice”
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British Dictionary definitions for ketchup

ketchup

catchup or catsup

/ (ˈkɛtʃəp) /

noun

any of various piquant sauces containing vinegartomato ketchup

Word Origin for ketchup

C18: from Chinese (Amoy) kōetsiap brine of pickled fish, from kōe seafood + tsiap sauce
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