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

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Recent Examples on the Web Similar to Humphry Slocombe, Frankie & Jo’s has owners with a culinary background who create fascinating flavors like oatnog, cured persimmon pudding, and the brand’s signature salty caramel ash. Naomi Tomky, Fortune, "Peak Plant-Based Ice Cream Is Here," 1 Jan. 2020 The cubes of crusty whole grain bread absorb the milk and egg mixture, so that once baked, the casserole puffs gloriously with a bread pudding-like texture inside and a crispy top. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "Close out your holidays on a lighter note with a sumptuous breakfast strata," 19 Dec. 2019 Pastry, pudding and cheese were to be eaten with a fork. Dan Danbom, The Denver Post, "Don’t blow your nose in a napkin and use the right fork. Whatever happened to manners?," 17 Oct. 2019 The dessert display tempts with black forest cake, bread pudding and Bierkuchen, a chocolate and white cake with black beer, whipped cream, and chocolate truffle. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Dining & Restaurants winners," 5 Oct. 2019 Back home in Ireland, the Irish harvested this seaweed for uses like making pudding and clarifying beer. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "The Most Irish Town in America Was Built on Seaweed," 23 July 2019 Gemini astronauts enjoyed their bite-sized food-cubes coated in gelatin (yum), and better packaging brought exciting new menu choices such as chicken with vegetables, butterscotch pudding and applesauce. Bethany Jean Clement, Twin Cities, "Tang went to the moon and is still popular today (but not in the good old USA)," 20 July 2019 Burrow is a little thinner than Romo - 8 to 10 pounds - but Joe will probably put on weight, a little pudding after getting smacked in the forehead a few times in Cincinnati. Dave Clark, Cincinnati.com, "Colin Cowherd: 'Joe Burrow is Tony Romo'; Ohio State not a big school," 16 Jan. 2020 The noodle kugel, a sort of a baked noodle casserole, of egg noodles cooked in a custard similar to a bread pudding, has always been a standard. Stacey Ballis, chicagotribune.com, "Break the fast for Yom Kippur with mini noodle kugels and everything bagel salad," 2 Oct. 2019

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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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9 Feb 2020

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“Pudding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pudding. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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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


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Kids Definition of pudding

: a soft creamy dessert

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