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 Crisp wonton shells filled with ahi tuna, avocado and sesame soy. Paul Walsh, Star Tribune, 29 June 2021 Lay the wonton wrappers on the baking sheet without overlapping. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2021 The spicy wonton soup is a new entry into the Anchorage soup hall of fame. Mara Severin, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Feb. 2021 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, 15 Apr. 2020 For clear soups, add croutons, wontons or leftover noodles from Chinese takeout. Heloise, Washington Post, 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, 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, 12 Mar. 2020 To form single-bite wontons, be sure to restrict the filling amount to 1 teaspoon. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 28 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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“Wonton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wonton. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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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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