[kuhng foo, koo ng] /ˈkʌŋ ˈfu, ˈkʊŋ/
an ancient Chinese method of self-defense by striking blows at vulnerable areas of an attacker’s body using fluid movements of the hands and legs.
any of various Chinese martial arts, some focusing on unarmed combat, others involving the use of weapons
1966, from dialectal Chinese kung fu, said to meant literally “merit master,” but Barnhart has it as “boxing method.”
- Kung pao
noun a Szechwan dish of marinated chicken stir-fried with peanuts, chiles, etc. Usage Note cooking
/ˈkʊnɡʊə/ noun 1. a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Kongur Shan
[kyoo-nits] /ˈkyu nɪts/ noun 1. Stanley, 1905–2006, U.S. poet and translator: U.S. poet laureate 2000–01.
[koo-nee-yoh-shee; Japanese koo-nee-yaw-shee] /ˌku niˈyoʊ ʃi; Japanese ˈku niˈyɔ ʃi/ noun 1. Yasuo [yah-soo-aw] /yɑˈsu ɔ/ (Show IPA), 1893–1953, U.S. painter, born in Japan.