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potsticker

or pot stick·er

[ pot-stik-er ]

noun

  1. a pan-fried and steamed Chinese dumpling with a ground meat or vegetable filling.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of potsticker1

First recorded in 1960–65; loan translation of Chinese (Mandarin) guōtiē, equivalent to guō “pot, pan” + tiē “stick, glue” (from the dumpling’s sticking to the pan when fried)

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