pudding

[ poo d-ing ]
/ ˈpʊd ɪŋ /

noun

a thick, soft dessert, typically containing flour or some other thickener, milk, eggs, a flavoring, and sweetener: tapioca pudding.
a similar dish unsweetened and served with or as a main dish: corn pudding.
British. the dessert course of a meal.
Nautical. a pad or fender for preventing scraping or chafing or for lessening shock between vessels or other objects.

Origin of pudding

1275–1325; Middle English poding kind of sausage; compare Old English puduc wen, sore (perhaps orig. swelling), Low German puddewurst black pudding

Related forms

pud·ding·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pudding

pudding

/ (ˈpʊdɪŋ) /

noun

a sweetened usually cooked dessert made in many forms and of various ingredients, such as flour, milk, and eggs, with fruit, etc
a savoury dish, usually soft and consisting partially of pastry or battersteak-and-kidney pudding
the dessert course in a meal
a sausage-like mass of seasoned minced meat, oatmeal, etc, stuffed into a prepared skin or bag and boiled

Derived Forms

puddingy, adjective

Word Origin for pudding

C13 poding; compare Old English puduc a wart, Low German puddek sausage
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Idioms and Phrases with pudding

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