A red, extremeley viscous liquid made from pureed tomatoes that is often used as a condiment. Was considered a vegtable by Former American President Ronald Regan.
While many Europeans enjoy eating their french fries with mayonnaise, Americans prefer to eat their french fries with ketchup.
by Jonathan Chance January 11, 2004
Ketchup is actually from the Cantonese word "ket-zup'" (emphasis on the second syllable) and it means "tomato sauce". It migrated to North America with the workers on the American and Canadian railroads, who often later started chinese restaurants throughout the US and Canadian mid-west.
by vincebyfield October 20, 2003