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 Camino in West Allis will serve its popular burger as well as its vegetarian sandwiches, like the grilled kimchi and cheese sandwich, and the beet reuben, and appetizers like fried cheese curds and fried pierogi. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Craft-beer tavern Camino opening a location in West Allis," 7 May 2020 Fried or baked fish, fried shrimp and pierogi dinners. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 Chicago Magazine named them the best pierogi in the city. Kim Severson, New York Times, "After Culinary and Literary Acclaim, She’s Moving to the Woods," 21 Jan. 2020 Shariat will make butternut squash pierogi, a cardamom duck dish with pomegranate and parsnip puree and a pistachio genoise (with his signature homemade pistachio paste) with saffron ice cream for dessert. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Spices will sing 'their own spicy song' at this Louisville dinner with 'Chopped' judge," 3 Jan. 2020 She will be especially remembered for her pierogi, witty sense of humor, and kindness. courant.com, "Wanda M. Eckel," 1 Dec. 2019 Sure, many immigrants continue celebrating theholiday traditions of their home countries— tamales at Christmas, boeber for Eid-al-Fitr, pierogi for Easter, macaroons for Passover, mooncakes for the Mid-Autumn Festival. Petula Dvorak, Washington Post, "For immigrant families, Thanksgiving blends the old and the new. How very American.," 26 Nov. 2019 Slavic food, including pierogi, potato pancakes, borscht, stuffed cabbage, and kielbasa will be available for eat-in and take-out. BostonGlobe.com, "holyannunciationchurch.org/ministries/bazaar.shtml," 29 Oct. 2019 Be sure to save room for a pierogi or two or twenty. cleveland.com, "Cleveland Orchestra performs Harry Potter and 15 more things to do in Cleveland this weekend," 29 June 2019

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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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14 May 2020

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“Pierogi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pierogi. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

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