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 That remained true on a recent visit to the new digs in which an Appetizer Combo came with large portions of cream cheese wontons, egg rolls, chicken wings and shrimp toast, and subsequently with an order of a Chow Fun noodle stir-fry. Nancy Ngo, Twin Cities, "House of Wong, at its new digs, is a clone of its former self," 20 Nov. 2019 Families of all backgrounds and ages sit together around a labyrinth of tables, sharing generous helpings of dumplings and noodles, various buns and wontons before them. Josie Sexton, The Denver Post, "These classic Denver restaurants never get old, even after decades in business," 23 Oct. 2019 But the best of the things that went crunch came in the unlikely form of tacos made from wonton shells, dressed with chunks of spicy tuna and avocado for a hybrid that played to the strengths of its Tex-Mex and Asian influences. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "Zero-star review: Bakudan Ramen restaurant misses the point at The Rim in San Antonio," 26 Sep. 2019 For The Times) Think of this bowl of wontons swimming in chile oil as a gateway drug into the magical world of Sichuan food for friends who don’t like spicy/Chinese/anything-with-cilantro to eat. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The best dumplings in Los Angeles, an official guide," 29 July 2019 Menu items are expected to include dishes such as black bean sweet potato wontons, macaroni and cheese with layers of butternut squash, salads, bowls like a turmeric tahini noodle bowl and burgers — both a hamburger and a black bean burger. Austin Fuller, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Plant curious’ Hungry Pants restaurant coming to Orlando’s SoDo neighborhood," 11 Sep. 2019 The crispy wonton shells were stuffed with ahi tuna poke and avocado, with dehydrated onion ash to make the ends look black like a smoked cigar. Daily Pilot, "On Food: My top five dishes at the Pacific Food and Wine Classic and where to find them," 22 Aug. 2019 The ones at Sichuan Impression whop a ma la punch that hits you about three wontons in, as the heat and that numbing sensation start to build. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The best dumplings in Los Angeles, an official guide," 29 July 2019 Bol, which offers Vietnamese pho and Chinese dishes such as wonton noodle soup, fried rice and General Tso’s Chicken until the wee hours (1 a.m. weekdays, 3 a.m. weekends) has nearly tripled its capacity, from 58 to 160 seats. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Hard Rock Hollywood opens new food court, center bar and bigger Bol restaurant," 9 Aug. 2019

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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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1 Dec 2019

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“Wonton.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wontons. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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