dumpling

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perhaps an alteration of lump, possibly associated with -ling by popular etymology

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dumpling (plural dumplings)

  1. A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough.
  2. A term of endearment.
    My little dumpling.

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967