chow mein etymology

English word chow mein comes from Chinese 炒麵

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Detailed word origin of chow mein

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炒麵 Chinese (zho) To fry noodles; to make a stir fry Fried noodles; stir fry; chow mein.
chow mein English (eng) A westernized Chinese dish of stir-fried noodles with vegetables and meat or seafood.