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Etymology

Probably via Dutch, from a Japanese variant of 醤油 (しょうゆ, shōyu), from Chinese 醬油 (jiàngyóu), from ‘bean paste’ + ‘oil’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
soy

Plural
-

soy (-)
  1. A Chinese and Japanese liquid sauce for fish, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water. US preference is the term soy sauce.
    I like a little soy with my rice.
    • 1902 — Annie R. Gregory, Woman's Favorite Cookbook, p381
      Pour in four tablespoonfuls of sherry and four tablespoonfuls of soy, as much vinegar as the jar will hold, and cover closely until wanted.
  2. Soybeans. Often used attributively.
    These candles are made from soy.
    The soy crop is looking good this year.

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Spanish

Verb

soy (infinitive: ser)

  1. First-person singular (yo) present indicative form of ser; I am.
    Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán.
    I am not a sailor, I am a captain.

Tocharian B

Noun

soy

  1. son

Turkish

Noun

soy

  1. kin
  2. sort

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