Definition of pudding
1 : blood sausage
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 1b : a dish often containing suet or having a suet crust and originally boiled in a bag steak and kidney pudding
Recent Examples of pudding from the Web
Lutheran churches served Finnish feasts of rice pudding, fruit soup, fish (much of it pickled or dried), beef stew, meatballs, lingonberries, beets, root vegetables, and more.
Add another layer of crunch, pudding and the remaining 2 bananas, sliced. 5.
The naps and the pudding cups, though, were turning me into a grouchy gaseous bridge troll who didn’t want to do anything, ever, including write her column or work on her book or leave the house to see a friend.
Gilley’s at Treasure Island is serving lunch ($20) and dinner ($40) with such offerings as chicken tortilla soup, St. Louis-style spare ribs and, for dessert (at dinner), banana caramel pudding, peach cobbler or strawberry shortcake.
So get ready for some of the most seductive Jell-O pudding commercials ever.
The pop of coffee is followed by a smooth, boozy wave, along with the comforting sweetness of bread pudding and brulee.
And, last but not least, this means that the administration, e.g., Conway and Spicy Facts, will have to answer to all the stupid random word pudding the president keeps vomiting through his tiny little fingers.
Today Europeans are more likely to consume it in blood sausages: black pudding in the British Isles, blutwurst in Germany and sanguinaccio in Italy are just a few varieties.
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Origin and Etymology of pudding
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
PUDDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pudding for English Language Learners
: 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
PUDDING Defined for Kids
Definition of pudding for Students
: a soft creamy dessert
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