From Spanish, from French adober (“equip a horseman”) (perhaps via Catalan), from Frankish *dubban, from the same Proto-Germanic root as English dab, dub. Compare French daube (earlier dobe (1571), adobbe (1598)), Italian dobba (1549), adobbo (1570).
adobo (plural adobos)
- A marinade.
2009, January 27, “Susan Sampson”, in Chipotle pulled chicken on corn spoon bread:
- 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce
- A Philippine dish in which pork or chicken is slowly cooked in a sauce including soy sauce, vinegar, and crushed garlic.
- first-person singular present indicative form of adobar
- Hyphenation: a‧do‧bo
- fried meat that has been marinated in soy sauce, garlic and vinegar or calamondin juice
- a dish in which meat or liver is slowly cooked in a sauce including soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and onions
- (slang) thumbsucking
adobo m (plural adobos)