What is the origin of the word ketchup?
The words "ketchup" and "catsup" both come from the Malay word
"kechap," from the Chinese word "ketsiap," a sauce made from
fermented fish and brine. Pickled fish sauce may not sound all that
appealing on french fries, but the Malay word "kechap" itself
really only meant "taste." After the word migrated into English in
the 17th century (as "catchup," still an accepted spelling), it was
applied to a variety of sauces and condiments. It was only with the
importation of the tomato to Europe from its native habitat in
South America that what we now know as ketchup was born. Modern
ketchup is made of tomato sauce, vinegar, sugar and spices
It originates from Cantonese.
From k'e chapwhich means, "tomato juice."
The origin of the word ketchup is from the greek word "ket" meaning
It comes from the Indish 'katyup' for a spicy sauce
Ketchup is an English word. It may derive from a word in the
Malayan language kechap, a sauce of fish origin. A Chinese word
koe-chiap, also a fish based sauce, may be the earliest origin.