Definitions for ketchupˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ketch•upˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-(n.)

also catchup, catsup

  1. a condiment consisting usu. of puréed tomatoes, onions, vinegar, sugar, and spices.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of ketchup:

1705–15; < Malay kəchap fish sauce

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catsup, ketchup, cetchup, tomato ketchup(noun)

    thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ketchup(noun)ˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-

    a thick tomato sauce eaten on meat

    a hot dog with ketchup and mustard


  1. ketchup(Noun)

    A tomato-vinegar based sauce.

  2. ketchup(Noun)

    Such a sauce more generally (not necessarily based on tomatoes), or a specific brand or kind of such sauce u2013 see usage notes below.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ketchup(noun)

    a sauce. See Catchup


  1. Ketchup

    Ketchup is a sweet and tangy sauce, typically made from tomatoes, vinegar, a sweetener, and assorted seasonings and spices. The sweetener is most commonly sugar or high-fructose corn syrup. Seasonings vary by recipe, but commonly include onions, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, garlic, and celery. Ketchup is often used as a condiment with various dishes, usually served hot, including french fries, hamburgers, sandwiches, hotdogs and grilled or fried meat. Ketchup is sometimes used as a basis or ingredient for other sauces and dressings.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a flavouring sauce made from tomatoes or mushrooms etc.

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