Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
Mamoru taunts Usagi by giving her the nickname “dumpling head.”
Loose my dumpling too; And butter'd toasts and woodcocks?Mar.
Esther looks like a sausage, and Mellicent looks like a dumpling.
Make a paste of six ounces of butter to a pound of flour, cover the fruit, tie them in dumpling cloths and boil them.
So the monkey ate the dumpling, and boy, dog and monkey all trudged on together.
Hester in the exuberance of spirit, hugged the little German lady who was as fat as a dumpling.
So she put her spectacles into her pocket, and began to eat the dumpling.
Nay, your doing nothing, you dumpling, has brought you into this pickle.
Do not let the pot stop boiling, or the dumpling will be heavy.
c.1600, Norfolk dialect, of uncertain origin, perhaps from some Low German word or from noun dump "lump" (late 18c.). Related: Dumplings.