won ton

or won·ton

[ won ton ]
/ ˈwɒn ˌtɒn /


(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.

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Origin of won ton

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

Can be confusedwanton won ton

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won ton

/ (ˈwɒn ˈtɒn) /

noun Chinese cookery

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

Word Origin for won ton

from Chinese (Cantonese) wan t'an pastry

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Word Origin and History for wonton



also won ton, 1948, from Cantonese Pinyin wan t'an, Mandarin hun tun "stuffed dumpling."

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