won·​ton | \ ˈwän-ˌtän How to pronounce wonton (audio) \

Definition of wonton

: filled pockets of noodle dough served boiled in soup or fried

Examples of wonton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Order standouts like kaya toast sandwiching coconut jam; wontons filled with shrimp, cod and country ham in chile oil; and the ever-wonderful seafood laksa. Los Angeles Times, "Looking for special occasion takeout? Our critic has 15 suggestions," 15 Apr. 2020 For clear soups, add croutons, wontons or leftover noodles from Chinese takeout. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: What size egg should I use?," 20 Nov. 2019 Speaking of sweets, Uber Eats said the most popular desserts in March were tiramisu, baklava, and cheesecake, while soup-lovers turned to Chinese cuisine with wonton soup and hot and sour soup making up two of the three most popular options. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Here's What People Across the Country Are Ordering on Uber Eats During Quarantine," 4 Apr. 2020 On the more elaborate side, the prosaically named Seafood Fantasia Birdnest filled a fried wonton flower with scallops, shrimps and imitation crab, tossed in a mild sauce with crisp vegetables. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Review: Phoenix Chinese Cafe restaurant hits and misses with 3 menus, dim sum, authentic and standard, on San Antonio’s North Side," 12 Mar. 2020 To form single-bite wontons, be sure to restrict the filling amount to 1 teaspoon. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "15 Excellent Asian Dishes for a Lunar New Year Celebration," 28 Jan. 2020 Think: focaccia, enchiladas, chicken stock, wontons. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appétit, "17 Ways to Feel Good at Home Right Now," 18 Mar. 2020 From Taishan comes a silky congee floating with ghostly grains of rice ($7.50) and a rich wonton soup with fresh noodles, an almost buttery broth and pork-shrimp-mushroom dumplings with thin skin wrapped tighter than Spanx ($7.50). oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Two of you will have to figure out how to split the third portion of tuna tartare, buttery in texture, spicy on the tongue and served atop crisp fried wontons. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "I want to cheer for Pom Pom. But it’s complicated.," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of wonton

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wonton

Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn-tān

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The first known use of wonton was in 1934

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“Wonton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonton. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of wonton

: a Chinese food made of dough that is filled with meat or vegetables and often served boiled in soup

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