spotted dick


: a pudding made with suet and currants or raisins

called also spotted dog

Word History


dialectal dick pudding, probably from the name Dick

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of spotted dick was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Spotted dick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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