spotted dick

noun

British a steamed or boiled suet pudding containing dried fruit

Nearby words

  1. spotted cavy,
  2. spotted cowbane,
  3. spotted crake,
  4. spotted crane's-bill,
  5. spotted deer,
  6. spotted dog,
  7. spotted fever,
  8. spotted flycatcher,
  9. spotted gum,
  10. spotted hyena

Word Origin for spotted dick

C19: perhaps from the man's name Dick (short for Richard), or from dialect dick pudding. The dried fruit gives it a speckled appearance

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