[ mee-soh; Japanese mee-saw ]
/ ˈmi soʊ; Japanese ˈmi sɔ /

noun Japanese Cooking.

a fermented seasoning paste of soybeans, often with rice or barley added, used especially to flavor soups and sauces.

Origin of miso

First recorded in 1720–30; from Japanese, probably from dialectal Korean, equivalent to Korean meju “soybean malt”

Definition for miso (2 of 2)


a combining form meaning “hate,” with the object of hatred specified by the following element: misogyny.
Also mis-.

Origin of miso-

<Greek, combining form of mīseîn to hate, mîsos hatred
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British Dictionary definitions for miso (1 of 2)

/ (ˈmiːsəʊ) /


a thick brown salty paste made from soya beans, used to flavour savoury dishes, esp soups

Word Origin for miso

from Japanese

British Dictionary definitions for miso (2 of 2)


before a vowel mis-

combining form

indicating hatredmisogyny

Word Origin for miso-

from Greek misos hatred
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