What does Pudding mean?

Definitions for Pudding
ˈpʊd ɪŋpud·ding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. puddingnoun

    any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes

    "corn pudding"

  2. pudding, pudnoun

    (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)

  3. puddingnoun

    any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed


  1. puddingnoun

    A sausage made primarily from blood.

  2. puddingnoun

    A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.

  3. puddingnoun

    Any of various savoury dishes prepared in a similar way to a sweet pudding (eg, meat pudding) or from batter

  4. puddingnoun

    A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.

  5. puddingnoun

    Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.

    We have apple pie for pudding today.

  6. puddingnoun

    An overweight person.

  7. puddingnoun


  8. Etymology: c. 1305, poding 'kind of sausage; meat-filled animal stomach', from put- 'to swell' (compare English dialect pod 'belly', Old English puduc 'wen, sore', Low German puddig 'swollen', (Westphalian) Puddek 'lump, pudding', Puddewurst 'black pudding'). More at pout.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Puddingnoun

    Etymology: potten, Welsh, an intestine; boudin, French; puding, Swedish.

    Sallads, and eggs, and lighter fare
    Tune the Italian spark’s guitar;
    And if I take Dan Congreve right,
    Pudding and beef make Britons fight. Matthew Prior.

    He’ll yield the crow a pudding one of these days; the king has kill’d his heart. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    As sure as his guts are made of puddings. William Shakespeare.

    Mind neither good nor bad, nor right nor wrong,
    But eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue. Matthew Prior.


  1. pudding

    Pudding is a type of food that can be either a dessert or a savory dish. The dessert variety is typically sweet, creamy, and smooth, often made from milk, sugar, flavorings, and a thickening agent like cornstarch or gelatin. It can be served chilled or hot, with different flavors including vanilla, chocolate, butterscotch, and more. The savory kind, popular in British cuisine, includes dishes like black pudding or Yorkshire pudding and is often made from various meats or vegetables put together with a dough or batter and then baked or steamed. The term 'pudding' also generally refers to the final course or dessert served at the end of a meal in British English.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Puddingnoun

    a species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc

  2. Puddingnoun

    anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding

  3. Puddingnoun

    an intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage

  4. Puddingnoun

    any food or victuals

  5. Puddingnoun

    same as Puddening

  6. Etymology: [Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L. botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan. podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten, also E. pod, pout, v.]


  1. Pudding

    Pudding most often refers to a dessert, but can also be a savory dish. The word pudding is believed to come from the French boudin, originally from the Latin botellus, meaning "small sausage", referring to encased meats used in Medieval European puddings.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pudding

    pōōd′ing, n. a skin or gut filled with seasoned minced meat, &c., a sausage: a soft kind of food made of flour, milk, eggs, &c.: a piece of good fortune.—adjs. Pudd′ing-faced, having a fat, round, smooth face; Pudd′ing-head′ed (coll.), stupid.—ns. Pudd′ing-pie, a pudding with meat baked in it; Pudd′ing-sleeve, a large loose sleeve; Pudd′ing-stone, a conglomerate rock made up of rounded pebbles; Pudd′ing-time, dinner-time: (obs.) critical time. [Prob. Celt., as W. poten, Ir. putogput, a bag. The Low Ger. pudding, Fr. boudin, L. botulus, are prob. all related words.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. pudding

    A thick wreath of yarns, matting, or oakum (called a dolphin), tapering from the middle towards the ends, grafted all over, and fastened about the main or fore masts of a ship, directly below the trusses, to prevent the yards from falling down, in case of the ropes by which they are suspended being shot away. Puddings are also placed on a boat's stem as a kind of fender; and also laid round the rings of anchors to prevent hempen cables or hawsers from chafing.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Pudding

    From Stow’s description of “Pudding Lane” it would seem that the puddings of his day were scarcely edible productions. The word is derived from the Celtic poten, a bag, and was applied originally in the sense of a modern hog’s pudding or black pudding--to wit, a sausage.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pudding' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2802

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Pudding' in Nouns Frequency: #2858

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pudding in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pudding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Pudding in a Sentence

  1. Yvette Mimieux:

    The women they write are all one-dimensional, they have no complexity in their lives. It’s all surface. There’s nothing to play. They’re either sex objects or vanilla pudding.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    The proof is in the pudding - all you need to know is to look at the details.

  3. Ken Jeong:

    The bigger picture is to have more Asian-American filmmakers' voices being heard on a major commercial studio platform. It's bigger than me. It's bigger than us, the proof is in the pudding. It's commercially viable, it's profitable. When you're hearing people of color, African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Americans, you're hearing all of us.

  4. John Kerry:

    Obviously, the proof is going to be in the pudding, it will be seen over the next days, weeks, months, how extensive and how successful this effort is going to be.

  5. Will Newman:

    The banana pudding is a staple at Edley’s. Our guests view it as a must-have side rather than a dessert, the recipe calls for bananas, vanilla pudding, cookies and a homemade whipped cream topping.

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