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

Wiktionary

  1. puddingnoun

    A sausage made primarily from blood.

    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.

  2. puddingnoun

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

    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.

  3. puddingnoun

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

    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.

  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.

    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.

  5. puddingnoun

    Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.

    We have apple pie for pudding today.

    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.

  6. puddingnoun

    An overweight person.

    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.

  7. puddingnoun

    entrails

    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.

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

    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.]

  2. Puddingnoun

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

    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.]

  3. Puddingnoun

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

    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.]

  4. Puddingnoun

    any food or victuals

    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.]

  5. Puddingnoun

    same as Puddening

    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.]

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Shane Nasby:

    Corn pudding is a southern staple made that is the perfect marriage of spoonbread, creamed corn and casserole.

  5. Paul Offit:

    People can claim what they want, but the proof is in the pudding, and this is the pudding.

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