Definitions for dumplingˈdʌmp lɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dump•lingˈdʌmp lɪŋ(n.)

  1. a rounded mass of steamed and seasoned dough, often served in soups or stews.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a wrapping of dough enclosing fruit or a savory filling and steamed, baked, or fried.

    Category: Cooking

  3. a short, stout person.

Origin of dumpling:

1590–1600; dump (of uncert. orig.) + -ling1

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

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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

dumpling(noun)

(a) thick pudding or ball of cooked dough

stewed beef and dumplings.

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