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dumpling

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noun dump·ling \ˈdəmp-liŋ\

Simple Definition of dumpling

  • : a small lump of dough that is boiled or steamed

  • : a piece of food that is wrapped in dough and cooked

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dumpling

  1. 1 a :  a small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling or steaming b :  a usually baked dessert of fruit wrapped in dough

  2. 2 :  something soft and rounded like a dumpling; especially :  a short fat person or animal

Examples of dumpling in a sentence

  1. We had vegetarian dumplings as an appetizer.



Origin and Etymology of dumpling

perhaps alteration of lump


First Known Use: circa 1600


DUMPLING Defined for Kids

dumpling

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noun dump·ling \ˈdəmp-liŋ\

Definition of dumpling for Students

  1. 1 :  a small amount of dough cooked by boiling or steaming

  2. 2 :  a dessert of fruit wrapped in dough




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