dumpling

[duhmp-ling]
noun
1.
a rounded mass of steamed and seasoned dough, often served in soup or with stewed meat.
2.
a dessert consisting of a wrapping of dough enclosing sliced apples or other fruit, boiled or baked.
3.
a short or stout person.

Origin:
1590–1600; dump (of uncertain origin) + -ling1

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dumpling (ˈdʌmplɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a small ball of dough cooked and served with stew
2.  a pudding consisting of a round pastry case filled with fruit: apple dumpling
3.  informal a short plump person
 
[C16: dump-, perhaps variant of lump1 + -ling1]

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dumpling
c.1600, Norfolk dial., of uncertain origin, perhaps from some Low German word or from obsolete noun dump "lump." Related: Dumplings.
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Example sentences for +dumplings
For the latter, the dumplings will be served in a separate bowl with soup.
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