pastrami

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English[edit]

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Pastrami.

Etymology[edit]

From Yiddish פּאַסטראָמע (pastrome), from Romanian pastrama. That word is probably from Turkish pastırma, a variation of bastırma, "dried meat", from root *bas-, to press; the other possible origin of the Romanian word is the Greek παστώνω (pastono, "I salt"), from Ancient Greek παστός (pastós) (pastos, "sprinkled with salt", "salted"). The English spelling ending in -mi is probably from the influence of salami.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pæˈstɹɑːmi/, /pəˈstɹɑːmi/
  • (US) enPR: pə-sträʹmē, IPA(key): /pəˈstɹɑːmi/

Noun[edit]

pastrami (countable and uncountable, plural pastramis)

  1. A seasoned smoked cut of beef

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