Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soup of Vietnamese origin typically consisting of rice noodles, onions, herbs, seasonings, and thinly sliced beef or chicken in a clear broth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • A bad spelling of foh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A Vietnamese rice noodle served in a soup often with beef.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Vietnamese phở, perhaps from French (pot-au-)feu, pot-au-feu; see pot-au-feu.]

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From Vietnamese phở.

Examples

  • Some culinary experts say this is the origin of the word pho, which is pronounced just like the French word for fire -- feu.

    The Dish: Pho

  • Someday I may have to try again because pho is heavenly stuff with a good broth, no doubt about it.

    Tigers & Strawberries » Fools for Pho

  • I've eaten tripe in Vietnamese pho in which it was difficult to distinguish between the fine strands of the white meat and the actual noodles.

    What I cooked last night.

  • I've eaten tripe in Vietnamese pho in which it was difficult to distinguish between the fine strands of the white meat and the actual noodles.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • January 22, 2006 at 8: 38 pm this is pretty cool. i think these pho­tos look so much like pho­tos of mod­els because of the way the tilt-shift lens emu­lates a shal­low depth of field. usu­ally in pho­tog­ra­phy this effect of two out of focus back­ground and fore­ground this dra­matic only hap­pens on things that are pretty small and close together, like a model, not on things that are far apart like cites. this has always been the mark of a good model pho­tog­ra­pher, mas­ter­ing con­trol of depth of field to emu­late the non-miniature world. that why often times it is so obvi­ous in movies that use mina­tures that it is not real no mat­ter how well designed the minia­ture setis.

    Uncannyville USA « Snarkmarket

  • The bigger part of the reason was that I was a little more than irritated at Phoreign’s perpetuation of people’s mis-pronunciation of the word pho as “pho,” rhymes with “faux,” and not better as “pho,” rhymes more accurately with “duh.”

    Phoreign - Rather, Faux-reign

  • My mom called me the other night over Skype and was ask­ing me how to tag pho­tos on Facebook.

    Transcript of a Bachelor Party

  • Harry Reid on Viet Nam: "if we'd never fought that war, we probably wouldn't have ever tasted the delicious soup known as pho"

    Reid: "We Now Have The Timeline The Republicans Have Set"

  • While pho is most commonly made with beef stock and sliced beef, it is also made with chicken and called pho ga.

    2008 February

  • While pho is most commonly made with beef stock and sliced beef, it is also made with chicken and called pho ga.

    Souped Up

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  • The Pho 75 on Rockville Pike is my favorite place to pho in Montgomery County.

    December 15, 2010

  • Did you just use pho as a verb?

    December 15, 2010

  • Ha--and rightly pho.

    December 15, 2010