Definition of chow mein noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


chow mein

BrE BrE//ˌtʃaʊ ˈmeɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌtʃaʊ ˈmeɪn//
[uncountable] Savoury dishes
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a Chinese-style dish of fried noodles served with small pieces of meat and vegetables chicken chow mein See related entries: Savoury dishes Word Originlate 19th cent.: from Chinese chăo miàn ‘stir-fried noodles’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chow mein