Word of the Week: Sancoche

The word of the week is a compilation of  Trinidadian sayings -phrases and words- used on the island.

  • Sancoch, sancoche, sancoach, sancocho, san kootch (n) : A thick soup made with meat, GROUND PROVISIONS, and vegetables. (Latin American Spanish sancocho ‘a stew’; Spanish sancochar ‘paraboil’)
    • “San Kootch for supper,”  she announced grandly. (Pollack 1943:25)

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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