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dim sum

noun \ˈdim-ˈsəm\

Definition of dim sum


dim sums


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 and Etymology of dim sum

Chinese (Guangdong) dímsām, from dím dot, speck + sām heart

First Known Use: 1948

Rhymes with dim sum

alum, aplomb, bass drum, bay rum, beach plum, become, benumb, degum, dumdum, dum-dum, eardrum, far from, green thumb, hail from, ho-hum, how come, humdrum, income, in sum, outcome, pond scum, side drum, snare drum, sour gum, steel drum, subgum, succumb, sweet gum, therefrom, to come, Tom Thumb, tom-tom, wherefrom, yum-yum

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articulated in the throat

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