Dumpling



[duhmp-ling] /ˈdʌmp lɪŋ/

noun
1.
a rounded mass of steamed and seasoned dough, often served in soup or with stewed meat.
2.
a dessert consisting of a wrapping of dough enclosing sliced apples or other fruit, boiled or baked.
3.
a short or stout person.
/ˈdʌmplɪŋ/
noun
1.
a small ball of dough cooked and served with stew
2.
a pudding consisting of a round pastry case filled with fruit: apple dumpling
3.
(informal) a short plump person
n.

c.1600, Norfolk dialect, of uncertain origin, perhaps from some Low German word or from noun dump “lump” (late 18c.). Related: Dumplings.

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