the proof is in the pudding

Definition of the proof is in the pudding

  1. —used to say that a person can only know if something is good or bad by trying it

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the cogency of evidence that compels acceptance by the mind of a truth or a fact

    :  the process or an instance of establishing the validity of a statement especially by derivation from other statements in accordance with principles of reasoning

    :  experience

  1. :  able to resist or repel

    :  used in proving or testing or as a standard of comparison

    :  of standard strength or quality or alcoholic content

  1. :  to make or take a proof or test of

    :  proofread

    :  to give a resistant quality to

  1. :  blood sausage

    :  a boiled or baked soft food usually with a cereal base

    :  a dessert of a soft, spongy, or thick creamy consistency

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