kimchi

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Korean 김치 (gimchi), derived from 침채 (chimchae) in the late Koryo dynasty.

Kimchi

Noun[edit]

kimchi (usually uncountable, plural kimchis)

  1. A Korean dish made of vegetables, such as cabbage or radishes, that are salted, seasoned, and stored in sealed containers to undergo lactic acid fermentation.
  2. (slang, ethnic slur, pejorative) A Korean person.
    • 1994, Richard Marcinko, Rogue Warrior II: Red Cell, Pocket Books, page 238:
      How did I know the kimchis were trying to smuggle the crate out of Japan?
    • 2007, Pamela Goyan Kittler and Kathryn Sucher, Food and Culture, Cengage Learning, page 5:
      In the United States, Germans are sometimes called "krauts" ... Koreans "kimchis," and poor white Southerners "crackers"...
    • 2011, Gerald M. Weinberg, Freshman Murders, Weinberg & Weinberg:
      ... he doesn't know the difference between Ping-Pongs and Kimchis.

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Etymology[edit]

From Korean

Noun[edit]

kimchi

  1. kimchi (Korean vegetable dish)

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