spotted dick

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Spotted dick

Etymology[edit]

spotted refers the the dried fruits (that resemble spots). dick maybe a corruptions/contraction of the last syllable of pudding, a corruption of dough, or from German dick (thick, viscous).

Noun[edit]

spotted dick (plural spotted dicks)

  1. A steamed suet pudding containing dried fruit, usually currants; traditional in England.

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