Definition of Dumpling

1. Noun. Small balls or strips of boiled or steamed dough.

Exact synonyms: Dumplings
Generic synonyms: Alimentary Paste, Pasta
Specialized synonyms: Gnocchi, Matzah Ball, Matzo Ball, Matzoh Ball, Won Ton, Wonton



2. Noun. Dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry.
Generic synonyms: Afters, Dessert, Sweet
Specialized synonyms: Apple Dumpling

Definition of Dumpling

1. n. A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling.

Definition of Dumpling

1. Noun. A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough. ¹

2. Noun. A term of endearment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dumpling

1. a ball of dough cooked with stew or soup [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dumpling

1. A roundish mass of dough boiled in soup, or as a sort of pudding; often, a cover of paste inclosing an apple or other fruit, and boiled or baked; as, an apple dumpling. Origin: Dimin. Of dump an illshapen piece; cf. D. Dompelen to plunge, dip, duck, Scot. To dump in to plunge into, and E. Dump, v. T. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dumpling

dumpers
dumpier
dumpies
dumpiest
dumpily
dumpiness
dumpinesses
dumping
dumping one's load
dumping syndrome
dumpings
dumpish
dumple
dumpled
dumples
dumpling (current term)
dumplings
dumplingy
dumps
dumps one's load
dumpsite
dumpsites
dumpster
dumpster-diver
dumpster-diving
dumpster dive
dumpster diver
dumpster divers
dumpster dives

Literary usage of Dumpling

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1. A Thousand and One Gems of English and American Poetry from Chaucer to by Edwin O. Chapman (1884)
"Then taking up a dumpling in his hand, His eyes with admiration did expand ... Strange I should never of a dumpling dream ! But, goody, tell me where, ..."

2. Children's Literature: A Textbook of Sources for Teachers and Teacher by Charles Madison Curry (1921)
"19 Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John, He went to bed with his stockings on; One shoe off, the other shoe on, Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John. ..."

3. The Heart of Oak Books by Charles Eliot Norton (1903)
"G. Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John Went to bed with his stockings on; One shoe off, the other shoe on, Diddle, diddle, dumpling, my son John. ..."

4. Practical Tunnelling by Frederick Walter Simms, Daniel Kinnear Clark (1896)
"The earth in the middle, called the ' dumpling,- or core, was excavated to s:Kh a ... When the arch was built and the centering removed, the dumpling was ..."

5. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"(German and Danish, dumm, heavy, dull, insipid ; dumpling, a heavy, insipid pudding ; dumpĀ», heavy, stupid morose- ness. ..."

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