a rounded mass of steamed and seasoned dough, often served in soup or with stewed meat.
a dessert consisting of a wrapping of dough enclosing sliced apples or other fruit, boiled or baked.
a short or stout person.
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How to use dumpling in a sentence
Whoever ends up with these dumplings is granted good luck for the rest of the year.
Qin also started selling dumplings after noticing how small Washington’s Chinatown was and wanting to share a taste of home with her community.
Since sheltering at home, I’ve been making dumplings more often, every two to three weeks, and freezing them.
I’m not sure I cut the dumpling dough correctly, but my weirdly sized and shaped dumplings worked for us.The Best Recipes to Cook This Week, According to Eater Staffers Who Actually Cooked Them | Eater Staff | January 29, 2021 | Eater
Office workers and shoppers huddled against the January chill are wolfing down plates of katsu curry, noodles and spicy dumplings.How China Could Change the World by Taking Meat Off the Menu | Charlie Campbell/Shanghai | January 22, 2021 | Time
Mamoru taunts Usagi by giving her the nickname “dumpling head.”‘Sailor Moon’ Is an Oasis for Superheroes Who Can Save the Universe in Heels | Rich Goldstein | November 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Finally I believe this bunch isn't much smarter than the Apple dumpling Gang.
Restaurant Soup dumpling shops may be a dime a dozen, but these are the best of the best.
Before I kid anyone, I am not about to recommend street vendors or secret dumpling shops.
Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
Scattergood opened his eyes and peered over his dumpling cheeks at McKettrick, but said nothing.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
Lippo, seriously looking at him, said quite reproachfully, "Now you don't even see that we have apple-dumpling."Maezli | Johanna Spyri
It belongs as much to the cooking of a dumpling as it does to the belief in deity.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
His big fat face, shaped like a dumpling, wore a hard and ugly expression.Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York | Lemuel Ely Quigg
She had a clean cloth on the table, a plentiful dinner provided, and a dumpling set before each boy.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
British Dictionary definitions for dumpling
a small ball of dough cooked and served with stew
a pudding consisting of a round pastry case filled with fruit: apple dumpling
informal a short plump person
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