EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Cantonese (wok6).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wok (plural woks)

  1. A large, round-bottomed cooking pan used in East Asian cooking.
    • 1977, Marguerite Fawdry, Chinese Childhood[1], →ISBN, page 86:
      The 'wok' is an efficient, all-purpose metal cooking vessel used by every housewife in China. It has two handles and is shaped like a shallow cone.
 
a wok being used for cooking

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

wok (third-person singular simple present woks, present participle wokking or woking, simple past and past participle wokked or woked)

  1. To prepare oriental cuisine using a wok.

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See alsoEdit


DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Cantonese (wok6).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wok m (plural woks or wokken, diminutive wokje n)

  1. A wok (large cooking pan, typical of East-Asian cuisine).

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Middle EnglishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

wok

  1. Alternative form of woke

Nigerian PidginEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English work.

VerbEdit

wok

  1. work

PolishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English wok, ultimately from Cantonese (wok6).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

wok m inan

  1. wok (large, oriental cooking pan)

DeclensionEdit

The genitive singular form woku is sometimes proscribed.

Further readingEdit

  • wok in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wok in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

wok f or (less common) m (plural woks)

  1. wok (large round pan used in Oriental cuisine)

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

wok m (plural woks)

  1. wok

Further readingEdit


TaraoEdit

NounEdit

wok

  1. pig (animal)

ReferencesEdit

  • 1998, People of India: Manipur (results of the Anthropological Survey of India), page 272
  • 2001, Encyclopaedia of northeast India, volume 3 →ISBN, page 230
  • 2002, Chungkham Yashwanta Singh, Tarao Grammar, page 117

Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English work.

VerbEdit

wok intrans., transitive wokim

  1. to work, to labor
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:19:
      Na bai yu wok hat tru long kisim kaikai bilong yu na tuhat bai i kamap long pes bilong yu. Na bai yu hatwok oltaim inap yu dai na yu go bek long graun. Long wanem, mi bin wokim yu long graun, na bai yu go bek gen long graun.”
      →New International Version translation

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NounEdit

wok

  1. work, job, employment
  2. obligation, duty
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West FlemishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ôoc, from Old Dutch ōk, ouk, from Proto-Germanic *auk.

AdverbEdit

wok

  1. also, too