pie·​ro·​gi | \ pə-ˈrō-gē How to pronounce pierogi (audio) , pi- \
variants: or less commonly
plural pierogi also pierogies

Definition of pierogi

: a case of dough filled with a typically savory filling (as of meat, cheese, or vegetables) and cooked by boiling and then panfrying

Examples of pierogi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web They're traditionally boiled, although fried pierogi are becoming more common. CNN, "The world's 50 best foods," 13 Apr. 2021 Choice of baked potato or four pierogi, bread, butter and slaw. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Final week for fish fry dinners in Greater Cleveland: Nonprofit guide," 2 Apr. 2021 If your affinity for Poland goes beyond eating pierogi on Christmas, take a close look at your family tree. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Countries Where You Can Get a Passport Through Ancestry," 2 Apr. 2021 Polish dill pickle soup is also available as well as uncooked potato and cheese pierogi (6) made at Sweetest Heart of Mary Church for $5. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit Friday fish fries pivot to carryout, curbside," 20 Feb. 2021 She was born in Poland and often made homemade pierogi. Cathryn J. Prince, The Christian Science Monitor, "For this Brazilian chef, stopping world hunger starts in local kitchens," 16 Mar. 2021 Extra items include macaroni and cheese, pierogi, onion rings and sides of French fries. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Metro Detroit Friday fish fries pivot to carryout, curbside," 20 Feb. 2021 In its 20+ year history, the restaurant’s menu of inventive meat delicacies landed the restaurant and its chef as fine-dining stars, earning fans for signature dishes like the beef-cheek pierogi and pork belly. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "50 Greater Cleveland restaurants that closed in 2020," 29 Dec. 2020 Encased in a traditional pierogi shell, covered in a buttercream glaze and brimming with raspberry jelly is Hamtramck's Polish Village Cafe's newest star. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, "Hamtramck's Polish Village debuts new paczki-pierogi concoction ahead of Fat Tuesday," 26 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of pierogi

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pierogi

Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi

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21 Apr 2021

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“Pierogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pierogi. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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