won·​ton | \ˈwän-ˌtän \

Definition of wonton 

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

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Go straight for the spicy Sichuan wontons in chili oil. Catherine O’neill, Bon Appetit, "Your January Horoscope: Dumplings and Predictions," 2 Jan. 2018 Bring to a boil and then drop in the stuffed wonton wrapper. Redbook, "What's for Dinner at The White House?," 14 Jan. 2011 My sister adds chubby little wontons to the saimin. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, "In Hawaii, Nothing Says You’re Home Like Mac Salad," 6 June 2018 The Bristol Bar & Grill will sell beer, mimosas and wontons. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Here's what to do in Louisville: Kids Fair, Film Festival and a gravy competition," 21 Feb. 2018 My go-to takeout order includes Cheng Du spicy dumplings and Sichuan wontons with spicy chile sauce. BostonGlobe.com, "Where to eat in Greater Boston," 15 June 2018 Cooked potstickers, cooked wontons and cooked rice expired. Discarded. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, "Restaurant inspections: Meat stored in cardboard boxes among violations," 11 Apr. 2018 The ahi avocado salad, with ahi tuna poké atop all vegetables with crispy wontons and wasabi vinaigrette, no rice, may sound like the better idea. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 This clever riff on mozzarella sticks employs melty halloumi cheese wrapped with fresh sage leaves in a crispy wonton roll. Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "First Taste: Fist of Curry brings irreverent kung-fu fun to old Huron Room space," 5 Apr. 2018

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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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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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