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ˈpʊd ɪŋpud·ding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pudding(noun)

    any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes

    "corn pudding"

  2. pudding, pud(noun)

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

  3. pudding(noun)

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


  1. pudding(Noun)

    A sausage made primarily from blood.

  2. pudding(Noun)

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

  3. pudding(Noun)

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

  4. pudding(Noun)

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

  5. pudding(Noun)

    Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.

    We have apple pie for pudding today.

  6. pudding(Noun)

    An overweight person.

  7. pudding(Noun)


  8. Origin: 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. Pudding(noun)

    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. Pudding(noun)

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

  3. Pudding(noun)

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

  4. Pudding(noun)

    any food or victuals

  5. Pudding(noun)

    same as Puddening

  6. Origin: [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.

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. Miguel de Cervantes:

    The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  2. Ken Nuttall:

    That's always the issue on any new ETF. The proof is in the pudding.

  3. Gene Wu:

    But, as we say, the proof is in the pudding, let's see what actually happens.

  4. Dejan Stojanovic:

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

  5. Jussi Pylkkanen:

    This was a sale that took place against a backdrop of some uncertainty, the proof was in the pudding.

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