Definitions for dim sumˈdɪm ˈsʌm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dim sumˈdɪm ˈsʌm(n.)

  1. assorted small items of savory food, including small dumplings, served as a light Chinese meal.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of dim sum:

1945–50; < Chin dial. (Guangdong) dím sàm= Chin diǎnxīn (diǎn dot, speck +xīn heart)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dim sum(noun)

    traditional Chinese cuisine; a variety of foods (including several kinds of steamed or fried dumplings) are served successively in small portions


  1. dim sum(Noun)

    A Cantonese-style meal traditionally eaten in late morning or early afternoon comprising tea and food typically placed in small steamer baskets or on small plates and often served from carts that move around from table to table in a restaurant.

  2. dim sum(Noun)

    The food served at a dim sum meal, typically including dumplings, seafood and desserts.


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