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chop su·ey

 (so͞o′ē)
n.
1. A dish consisting of stir-fried bean sprouts, onions, and other vegetables, often cooked with small pieces of meat or shrimp, and served with rice.
2. Informal A miscellany: "His coterie of execs were up to their pin stripes in a chop suey of deals" (TV Guide).

[Cantonese zaap6 seoi3, miscellaneous bits (equivalent to Mandarin zásuì) : Cantonese zaap6, mixed (from Middle Chinese tsɦap) + Cantonese seoi3, mixed (from Middle Chinese suaj`, pieces, to break up).]
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chop suey

(ˈsuːɪ)
n
(Cookery) a Chinese-style dish originating in the US, consisting of meat or chicken, bean sprouts, etc, stewed and served with rice
[C19: from Chinese (Cantonese) tsap sui odds and ends]
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chop′ su′ey

(ˈtʃɒpˈsu i)
n.
a Chinese-style dish of small pieces of meat, chicken, etc., cooked with onions, mushrooms, bean sprouts, and other vegetables, usu. served with rice.
[1885–90, Amer.; < dial. Chinese (Guangdong) jaahp seui mixed bits, akin to Chinese zá suì]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chop suey - meat or fish stir-fried with vegetables (e.g., celery, onions, peppers or bean sprouts) seasoned with ginger and garlic and soy saucechop suey - meat or fish stir-fried with vegetables (e.g., celery, onions, peppers or bean sprouts) seasoned with ginger and garlic and soy sauce; served with rice; created in the United States and frequently served in Chinese restaurants there
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
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Translations
Chop SueyChopsuey
kínai rizseshús
チャプスイ
tjap tjoi

chop suey

[ˌtʃɒpˈsʊɪ] Nchop suey m
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chop suey

[ˈtʃɒpˈsuːi] nchop suey m
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An anthropologist debunked that tale by saying chop suey was served in the US well before that date.
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One observer noted that "[b]eer and noodles in Chinese joints have caused the downfall of countless American girls...." (5) Accordingly, Americans recognized "the necessity for stamping out" the "iniquitous Chinese Chop Suey joints...." (6)
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First, the restaurants employed Chinese workers and successfully competed with other restaurants, which prompted white unionists to claim the Chinese restaurants denied "our own race a chance to live." Second, Chinese restaurants supposedly were morally hazardous to white women; one observer noted that "beer and noodles in Chinese joints have caused the downfall of countless American girls." Accordingly, many Americans recognized "the necessity for stamping out" the "iniquitous Chinese Chop Suey joints."
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