Definition of anchovy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæntʃəvi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæntʃoʊvi//
[countable, uncountable] (pl. anchovies) Fish
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a small fish with a strong salty flavour a pizza topped with cheese and anchovies See related entries: Fish Word Originlate 16th cent.: from Spanish and Portuguese anchova, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anchovy