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chop suey (ˈsuːɪ Pronunciation for chop suey



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

Word Origin

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

Example Sentences Including 'chop suey'

He would take her out to dinner, not to chic West End restaurants but rather to a favourite chop suey joint on East Ham High Street.
Shawn Levy READY, STEADY, GO!: Swinging London and the Invention of Cool (2002)
I've never fancied chop suey , not since someone told me with malice aforethought that it's Chinese for `mixed bits '.
Val McDermid KICK BACK (2002)


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