pie·​ro·​gi pə-ˈrō-gē How to pronounce pierogi (audio)
variants or less commonly
plural pierogi also pierogies
: a case of dough filled with a typically savory filling (as of meat, cheese, or vegetables) and cooked by boiling and then pan-frying

Examples of pierogi in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 40,000 pierogi to be sold at Sweetest Heart of Mary annual Pierogi Festival More:Frog ends up in a Southfield woman's spinach container Cooler corn That same cooler that keeps beer, pop and foods cold can keep things hot, too. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 13 Aug. 2023 During the month of October, Vedda features butternut squash, chipotle and bleu cheese pierogi. Yadi Rodriguez, cleveland, 7 Oct. 2022 There are many ways to fill a pierogi, but a potato pierogi is a classic for a reason. Casey Barber, CNN, 25 Mar. 2022 The cooks hand-molding pierogi in Hamtramck, serving spiced Arabic coffee in Dearborn and serving up tostadas out of taco trucks in Mexicantown? Lyndsay C. Green, Detroit Free Press, 15 Nov. 2021 Then, of course, there’s pierogi. Lucas Daprile, cleveland, 27 Dec. 2022 Pietrzyk Pierogi has announced the return of its popular holiday pierogi. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 23 Oct. 2022 Their pierogi and pirozhki are especially popular. Washington Post, 8 Oct. 2021 The building’s restaurant, active only on weekends since reopening in 2021 after being closed a year because of the pandemic, served its last pierogi, kielbasa and potato pancakes to the public this past weekend. Kenneth R. Gosselin, Hartford Courant, 20 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History


Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pierogi was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Pierogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pierogi. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

Kids Definition


variants also pirogi
plural pierogi also pierogies
: a case of dough filled with meat, cheese, or vegetables and cooked by boiling and then panfrying
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