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



BrE BrE//ˈketʃəp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈketʃəp//
[uncountable] Sauces
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a thick cold sauce made from tomatoes, usually sold in bottles See related entries: Sauces Word Origin late 17th cent.: perhaps from Chinese (Cantonese dialect) k'ē chap ‘tomato juice’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ketchup