pud·​ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio) \

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

Examples of pudding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Either way, the proof is in the pudding, and Citizen Kane is still one of the best films ever made. Gregory Wakeman, Vulture, "The 18 Best Directorial Debuts From Actors," 11 Feb. 2021 Complimentary bowls of coconut tapioca pudding sat untouched. Hanna Krueger, BostonGlobe.com, "Beloved restaurant Peach Farm used to be open until 3 a.m. — now it struggles to stay open at all," 15 Jan. 2021 Magnolia Bakery ships its famous banana pudding and cupcakes via Goldbelly. Casey Barber, CNN, "This New Year's Eve, enjoy a simple celebration at home," 30 Dec. 2020 Bake until the edges of the pudding are firm but the inside is still soft and moist, about 30 minutes. Star Tribune, "Breakfast bread pudding is naughty and nice," 23 Dec. 2020 These family-friendly restaurants in Needham (109 Chapel St.) and Newton (825 Washington St.) serve specials including shrimp and saffron risotto, short ribs, and chocolate bread pudding, as well as themed cocktails throughout the weekend. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2021 Funds from the sale of several food items, including beignets cooked by krewe members and bread pudding donated by Camellia Café, Restaurant Cote and Nathan’s, will go toward Hospice House. Sarah Bonnette | Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "Krewe of Dionysus finds creative way to parade in a pandemic," 30 Jan. 2021 Try cornbread madeleines, fritters or bread pudding. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, "Cornbread provides Southern comfort during Northern winters," 20 Jan. 2021 Or, take a cue from Blue Smoke and fold them into a savory biscuit and brisket bread pudding. Kat Craddock, Saveur, "7 Easy Ways to Make Better Biscuits," 25 Apr. 2017

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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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“Pudding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudding. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pudding

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


pud·​ding | \ ˈpu̇-diŋ How to pronounce pudding (audio) \

Kids Definition of pudding

: a soft creamy dessert

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