the proof of the pudding is in the eating

Definition of the proof of the pudding is in the eating

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

Word by Word Definitions

proofplay
  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

puddingplay
  1. :  blood sausage

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

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

eatingplay
  1. :  used for eating

    :  suitable to eat

    :  suitable to eat raw


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up the proof of the pudding is in the eating? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

sad or melancholy

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!