dumpling

noun
dump·​ling | \ ˈdəmp-liŋ How to pronounce dumpling (audio) \

Definition of dumpling

1a : a small mass of dough cooked by boiling or steaming
b : a usually baked dessert of fruit wrapped in dough
2 : something soft and rounded like a dumpling especially : a short fat person or animal

Examples of dumpling in a Sentence

We had vegetarian dumplings as an appetizer.

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And other heretofore practically unknown-to-Seattle dishes must be taste-tested, including, in the dumpling department, both pelmeni ($10) and vareniki ($9). Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Feels like family: Seattle’s Dacha Diner might be your new favorite place," 29 Mar. 2019 Most of the ingredients come from the kitchen garden, orchards, and beehives, with dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls, lentil burgers, and eggplant-potato dumplings. Daisy Finer, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Golden Door Is the World's Most Iconic Spa," 21 Dec. 2018 Chinese consumers eat 123 billion pounds of pork annually in everything from dumplings to fiery mapo tofu. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "America Struggles to Take Its Pigs to World’s Biggest Market," 18 Oct. 2018 So that means eating a big steaming bag of dumplings on the street in Chengdu for 8 yuan (about $1.20), yes. New York Times, "The Frugal Five," 27 June 2018 Split an order of Maine lobster dumplings with jade butter ($16) or snack on the signature cornbread madeleines ($7) with a Black Pearl gin, vermouth and eau de vie cocktail ($13) or a can of sparkling chardonnay for two ($20). Gwendolyn Purdom, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: 2nd Fridays Gallery Night then drinks and bites at S.K.Y.," 20 Apr. 2018 From the picturesque walks along the Huangpu River to the hustle and bustle on Nanjing Road, from soup dumplings the size of your head to ultra-luxe rooftops, Shanghai is an urban paradise. Adrienne Faurote, Marie Claire, "The Instagram Guide to Shanghai, China," 5 Apr. 2019 Amish crafts and food are famous for a reason, so load up on handmade quilts and regional specialties like apple dumplings. Juliet Izon, Good Housekeeping, "5 Cheap Road Trips to Take When You Really Need to Get Out of Town," 25 July 2018 Inside, carts of dumplings and trays of Champagne started the evening off. Vogue, "The Chiu Family Brings Chinatown to the 90210," 22 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of dumpling

circa 1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for dumpling

perhaps alteration of lump

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dumpling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dumpling

: a small lump of dough that is boiled or steamed
: a piece of food that is wrapped in dough and cooked

dumpling

noun
dump·​ling | \ ˈdəmp-liŋ How to pronounce dumpling (audio) \

Kids Definition of dumpling

1 : a small amount of dough cooked by boiling or steaming
2 : a dessert of fruit wrapped in dough

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