dim sum

noun \ˈdim-ˈsəm\
plural dim sums also dim sum

Definition of DIM SUM

:  traditional Chinese food consisting of a variety of items (as steamed or fried dumplings, pieces of cooked chicken, and rice balls) served in small portions

Origin of DIM SUM

Chinese (Guangdong) dímsām, from dím dot, speck + sām heart
First Known Use: 1948


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