pudding

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pudding

Etymology[edit]

From circa 1305, Middle English poding (kind of sausage; meat-filled animal stomach), from Old French boudin (blood sausage, black pudding).

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pudding (plural puddings)

  1. (originally) A sausage made primarily from blood.
  2. Any of various dishes, sweet or savoury, prepared by boiling or steaming, or from batter.
    • 2004, Victoria Wise, The Pressure Cooker Gourmet, page 313,
      The dishes in this chapter represent a range of multiethnic savory custards and steamed puddings, including a few surprises like a chèvre popover pudding and a bread pudding with lettuce and cheese.
    • 2004, Sarah Garland, The Complete Book of Herbs & Spices, page 199,
      Steamed and boiled puddings have formed the basic diet of country people in northern Europe for centuries. Early puddings consisted of the scoured stomach of a sheep or pig, stuffed with its own suet and offal, which has been thickened with oatmeal, and boiled in water or baked in the ashes of a fire.
  3. A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.
    • 2007, Magdaleen Van Wyk, The Complete South African Cookbook, page 265,
      Steamed puddings, a favourite for winter, are both easy to make and delicious. Served with one of the sweet sauces (recipes 497 to 506) they make a filling and satisfying end to a meal.
  4. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
  5. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.
    We have apple pie for pudding today.
  6. (slang) An overweight person.
  7. (slang) Entrails.
  8. (obsolete) Any food or victuals.
    • Prior
      Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.

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Dutch[edit]

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From English

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pudding m (plural puddingen, diminutive puddinkje n)

  1. A pudding, dessert of the custard-type

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French[edit]

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pudding m (plural puddings)

  1. any dish formed from putting the leftovers of a place such as a bakery together, and mixing them all into one

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pudding c

  1. A cake or dessert prepared by boiling or steaming.
  2. Any of various savoury dishes prepared in a similar way to a sweet pudding.
  3. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
  4. (slang) An attractive person; a hottie.
    Din kompis är en riktig pudding.
    "You friend is a real hottie."

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