- (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.
- a soup containing won tons.
Origin of won ton
1930–35; < dialectal Chinese (Guangdong) wàhn tān, akin to Chinese húntun dumpling
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Examples from the Web for wonton
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October 15, 2013
- a dumpling filled with spiced minced pork, usually served in soup
- soup containing such dumplings
from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry
Word Origin and History for wonton
also won ton, 1948, from Cantonese Pinyin wan t'an, Mandarin hun tun "stuffed dumpling."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper