- a liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like
- Slang a heavy fog
- ☆ Slang nitroglycerin
Origin of soupFrench soupe ; from Old French soup: see sup
from soup to nuts☆ Informal
in the soup
- A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
- Slang Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:a. Dense fog.b. Nitroglycerine.
- Primordial soup.
- A chaotic or unfortunate situation.
Origin of soupMiddle English soupe, from Old French, of Germanic origin; see seu&schwa;-2 in Indo-European roots. Soup up, from soup, material injected into a horse to make it run faster (influenced by supercharge).
(countable and uncountable, plural soups)
- Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.
- Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup.
- (figuratively) Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.
- (slang) Thick fog or cloud (also pea soup).
- (US, slang) Nitroglycerin or gelignite, especially when used for safe-cracking.
- (cant) Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).
- (photography) Processing chemicals into which film is dipped, such as developer.
- (biology) Liquid or gelatinous substrate, especially the mixture of organic compounds that is believe to have played a role in the origin of life on Earth.
- (UK, informal, often with "the") An unfortunate situation; trouble, problems (a fix, a mess); chaos.
- (surfing) The foamy portion of a wave.
(third-person singular simple present soups, present participle souping, simple past and past participle souped)