Definitions for ketchupˈkɛtʃ əp, ˈkætʃ-

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes


  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

  2. Origin: [Probably of East Indian origin, because it was originally a kind of East Indian pickles. Cf. also Malay kchap fish sauce. MW10.]


  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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