pudding

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English

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A plum pudding (a steamed dessert).
A pudding (a dessert using starch as the thickening agent).
A milk pudding from Yee Shun Milk Company in Hong Kong.
Slices of black pudding and white pudding (a type of sausage).

Etymology

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From circa 1305, Middle English podynge (kind of sausage; meat-filled animal stomach), puddynge, from Old French boudin (blood sausage, black pudding), from Latin botellus (sausage, small intestine).[1] Doublet of boudin.

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Noun

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pudding (countable and uncountable, plural puddings)

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
    Hyponyms: custard, crème caramel, crème brûlée, flan, mousse
  4. (UK, Australia, New Zealand) Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.
    Synonyms: (UK informal) afters, dessert, (UK slang) pud, (UK) sweet
    We have apple pie for pudding today.
  5. (originally) A sausage made primarily from blood.
    Synonyms: (UK) black pudding, blood sausage
  6. (slang) An overweight person.
    Synonyms: fatty, porker; see also Thesaurus:fat person
  7. (endearing) A term of endearment.
    Synonym: dumpling
    • 2005, Ruzbeh N. Bharucha, Rest in Pieces, page 7:
      "How is my little pudding?" Jehan nuzzles up to me and rests his little head on my shoulder, still chuckling [...]
  8. (slang) Entrails.
    Synonyms: bowels, guts, innards
    • 1715 November 15, To Mr James Neilsone, opposite the Tolbooth, Berwick; published as “Battle of Sheriffmuir”, in The Edinburgh Magazine, 1818 March, page 241:
      I pray God he may recover, though there is little hopes; as there is of Coll Halley, being shott throw the body; and of Capt. Urquhart of Burdyeyeards, being wounded in the belly, after being made prisoner, soe that his puddings hang out.
    • [1785, Francis Grose, A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue[1]:
      PUDDINGS, the guts; I'll let out your puddings.]
  9. (obsolete) Any food or victuals.
    Synonyms: fodder, provisions; see also Thesaurus:food
    • 1718, Matthew Prior, Merry Andrew:
      Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue.
  10. (archaic, slang) A piece of good fortune.
    Synonyms: lucky break, stroke of luck

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Translations

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References

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  1. ^ C.T. Onions, ed. The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology (Oxford: Oxford UP, 1966), 721.
  2. ^ Robert K. Barnhart & Sol Steinmetz, eds. Barnhart Dictionary of Etymology (Bronx, NY: H. W. Wilson, 1988), 860.

Dutch

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English pudding.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpʏ.dɪŋ/
  • Audio:(file)
  • Hyphenation: pud‧ding

Noun

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pudding m (plural puddingen, diminutive puddinkje n)

  1. A pudding, dessert of the custard-type

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French

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Alternative forms

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English pudding. Doublet of boudin.

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Noun

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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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Further reading

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Middle English

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Noun

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pudding

  1. Alternative form of podynge

Polish

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pudding

Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English pudding. Doublet of budyń.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈpu.diŋk/
  • Rhymes: -udiŋk
  • Syllabification: pu‧dding

Noun

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pudding m inan

  1. pudding (type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming)

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Further reading

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  • pudding in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • pudding in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • pudding in PWN's encyclopedia

Spanish

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Etymology

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Unadapted borrowing from English pudding, from Old French boudin, from Latin botellus (sausage, small intestine). Doublet of budín, pudín, and pudin.

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Noun

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pudding m (plural puddings)

  1. pudding (particularly British types)

Usage notes

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According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Swedish

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Etymology

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From English pudding.

Noun

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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.
    Your friend is a real hottie.

Declension

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Declension of pudding 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative pudding puddingen puddingar puddingarna
Genitive puddings puddingens puddingars puddingarnas