Definition of Pudding

1. Noun. Any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes. "Corn pudding"

Generic synonyms: Dish
Specialized synonyms: Carrot Pudding, Corn Pudding

2. Noun. (British) the dessert course of a meal ('pud' is used informally).
Exact synonyms: Pud
Generic synonyms: Afters, Dessert, Sweet
Specialized synonyms: Trifle
Geographical relationships: Britain, Great Britain, U.k., Uk, United Kingdom, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

3. Noun. Any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed.

Definition of Pudding

1. n. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.

Definition of Pudding

1. Noun. (originally) A sausage made primarily from blood. ¹

2. Noun. A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming. ¹

3. Noun. Any of various savoury dishes prepared in a similar way to a sweet pudding (eg, meat pudding) or from batter ¹

4. Noun. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent. ¹

5. Noun. (New Zealand British) Dessert; the dessert course of a meal. ¹

6. Noun. (slang) An overweight person. ¹

7. Noun. (slang) entrails ¹

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Definition of Pudding

1. a thick, soft dessert [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pudding

pudding (current term)
pudding basin
pudding basin haircut
pudding basins
pudding berry
pudding face
pudding head
pudding pipe tree
pudding rice
pudding stone

Literary usage of Pudding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"THE National pudding all parties protest By themselves is best planned, and compounded the best, And each eager spoon-wielder will stoutly aver All would ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"pudding. A stuffed cushion put upon a child's forehead when it is first trusted ... pudding-PIE. A piece of meat plunged in batter and baked in a deep dish, ..."

3. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody. An Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase (1860)
"Old English Christmas Plum pudding.—The Harrisburg Telegraph furnishes its ... After having given this pudding a fair test, I am willing to endorse every ..."

4. All the Year Round by Charles Dickens (1882)
"Because—oh, because of the pudding. I can trust her with the potatoes, ... But the pudding I always make, and no one else can make it but me. ..."

5. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1872)
"Then I went ' without my dinner, or bought a roll, or a slice of pudding. ' There were two pudding shops between which I was ' divided, according to my ..."

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