pudding

noun

pud·​ding ˈpu̇-diŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio)
plural puddings
1
2
a(1)
: a boiled or baked soft food usually with a cereal base
corn pudding
bread pudding
(2)
: a dessert of a soft, spongy, or thick creamy consistency
especially : one made from sweetened milk or cream cooked with a thickener (such as eggs, flour, tapioca, or cornstarch) and usually flavored
chocolate/vanilla pudding
(3)
British : dessert sense 1
b
: a dish often containing suet or having a suet crust and originally boiled in a bag
steak and kidney pudding

Examples of pudding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bake corn pudding: Bake at 350°F for 40 to 45 minutes or until set. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 29 Dec. 2023 The roast was served alongside corn pudding, caviar, Brussels sprouts, Yorkshire pudding and a radicchio pomegranate salad. Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 26 Dec. 2023 Those puddings were more stew-like, containing things like prunes, raisins, carrots, nuts, spices, grains, eggs, beef, and mutton. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 20 Dec. 2023 Don’t use a springform pan to contain icebox cakes with runny pudding and caramel layers: The structure could collapse. Sarah Gish, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 There are notes of caramel apple, cherry cobbler, wet leather, sweet pipe tobacco, and vanilla pudding on the palate, followed by some grapefruit tang, lemon custard, and a bit of concord grape fading into the finish. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 21 Jan. 2024 From the pudding to the fluffy meringue topping, this recipe is made totally from scratch. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 18 Jan. 2024 Incorporate protein powder into chia pudding, homemade ice cream or frozen pops, brownies, and DIY peanut butter cups. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health, 16 Jan. 2024 For $333 a month those wanting to follow the maverick entrepreneur’s regime can take Johnson’s ‘basics’ which includes, nutty pudding, extra virgin olive oil, ginger and garlic. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 10 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pudding was in the 13th century

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“Pudding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudding. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

pudding

noun
pud·​ding ˈpu̇d-iŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio)
1
: a boiled or baked soft food usually with a cereal base
corn pudding
2
: a soft, spongy, or thick creamy dessert
bread pudding

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