dim sum

noun \ˈdim-ˈsəm\

Definition of dim sum


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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

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