Definitions for dumplingˈdʌmp lɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dumpling, dumplings(noun)

    small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough

  2. dumpling(noun)

    dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry

Wiktionary

  1. dumpling(Noun)

    A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough.

  2. dumpling(Noun)

    A term of endearment.

    My little dumpling.

  3. Origin: perhaps an alteration of lump, possibly associated with -ling by popular etymology

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dumpling(noun)

    a roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling

  2. Origin: [Dimin. of dump an illshapen piece; cf. D. dompelen to plunge, dip, duck, Scot. to dump in to plunge into, and E. dump, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Dumpling

    Dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes or bread, and may include meat, fish, vegetables, or sweets. They may be cooked by boiling, steaming, simmering, frying, or baking. They may have a filling, or there may be other ingredients mixed into the dough. Dumplings may be sweet or savoury. They can be eaten by themselves, in soups or stews, with gravy, or in any other way. While some dumplings resemble solid water-boiled doughs, such as gnocchi, others such as wontons resemble meatballs with a thin dough covering.


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