Definition of tom yam in English:

tom yam

(also dom yam, tom yum)

noun

  • A type of hot and sour Thai soup, typically flavoured with fish sauce, lemongrass, lime juice, and chillies; specifically = tom yam kung.

Origin

1960s. From Thai tom yam, lit. ‘boiled mixture’ from tom to boil + yam mixture.

Pronunciation

tom yam

/ˌtɒm ˈjʌm//ˌtɒm ˈjam/