Definition of takoyaki in US English:

takoyaki

noun

  • A Japanese snack of savory ball-shaped cakes containing chopped octopus, made from wheat batter cooked on a specially shaped griddle.

    mass noun ‘we were starving and finally found a stand that made takoyaki’
    count noun ‘piping hot takoyaki are a sought-after delicacy’

Origin

Japanese, from tako ‘octopus’ + yaki ‘to fry, broil, sear’.

Pronunciation

takoyaki

/ˌtäkōˈyäkē//ˌtɑkoʊˈjɑki/