the proof of the pudding is in the eating

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the proof of the pudding is in the eating

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  3. : experience

  1. : able to resist or repel

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

  3. : of standard strength or quality or alcoholic content

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

  2. : proofread

  3. : to give a resistant quality to

pudding play
  1. : blood sausage

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

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

eating play
  1. : used for eating

  2. : suitable to eat


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