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won ton

or won·ton

[ won ton ]

noun

  1. (in Chinese cooking) a dumpling filled with minced pork and spices, usually boiled in and served with soup but sometimes fried as a side dish.
  2. a soup containing won tons.


won ton

/ ˈwɒn ˈtɒn /

noun

  1. a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
  2. soup containing such dumplings


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Word History and Origins

Origin of won ton1

1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
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Word History and Origins

Origin of won ton1

from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry

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