dim sum

noun \ ˈdim-ˈsəm \
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

Definition of dim sum

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

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Origin and Etymology of dim sum

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


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