pud·ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ \

Definition of pudding 

2a(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 chocolate 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

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Desserts include Southern pecan pie, a loaded fudge brownie, bourbon bread pudding and red velvet cake. Philip Potempa, Daily Southtown, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Tribes Alehouse in Tinley Park," 11 July 2018 Desserts include peach cobbler, apple pie, old fashioned banana pudding, and ice cream in rotating seasonal flavors – with bourbon vanilla milkshakes ready for summer. Chicago Reader, "Dylan Lipe of BBQ Supply Co.," 31 May 2018 Kraft Heinz, which makes Jell-O pudding and Velveeta cheese, said Thursday that its second-quarter revenue fell 1.7% to $6.68 billion globally. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, "Kraft Heinz, Kellogg Latest Food Makers to See Sales Drop," 3 Aug. 2017 Returning for its sophomore show, those looking to drop a pretty penny can opt for the $200 44-ounce bone-in ribeye, which comes with steak sauce, creamed spinach, crisp potato slices, and a porcini bread pudding. Kat Odell, ELLE Decor, "Ralph Lauren Beef Returns To New York's Polo Bar," 12 Oct. 2016 The menu changes daily, but the mac and cheese is a staple, as are rustic dishes such as pork and white bean chili, root vegetable curry and beef bread pudding. Melanie D.g. Kaplan, chicagotribune.com, "Boulder, Colorado, does things its own way," 12 July 2018 The ice cream sundae hit the spot; the pretty and vibrant bread pudding hit it even harder. Tim Smith, baltimoresun.com, "Stanford Kitchen a welcome addition to Owings Mills dining scene," 5 July 2018 Brown bananas are more sugary than their fresher counterparts and also do a great job of naturally sweetening desserts, such as a vegan chocolate pudding. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "9 delicious ways to cut down on food waste," 14 May 2018 But for Jeanette, even trying to eat pudding was exhausting. Tom Hallman Jr., OregonLive.com, "The meaning of a mother's love through a doctor's diary: Tom Hallman," 12 May 2018

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First Known Use of pudding

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pudding

Middle English

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English Language Learners Definition of pudding

: a thick, sweet, soft, and creamy food that is usually eaten cold at the end of a meal

: a sweet, soft food that is made of rice, bread, etc.

: a hot dish like a pie that has a mixture of meat or vegetables inside of it


pud·ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ \

Kids Definition of pudding

: a soft creamy dessert

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