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dim sum

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noun, \ˈdim-ˈsəm\

Definition of dim sum

plural dim sums also dim sum

  1. :  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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