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[poo d-ing] /ˈpʊd ɪŋ/
a thick, soft dessert, typically containing flour or some other thickener, milk, eggs, a flavoring, and sweetener:
tapioca pudding.
a similar dish unsweetened and served with or as a main dish:
corn pudding.
British. the dessert course of a meal.
Nautical. a pad or fender for preventing scraping or chafing or for lessening shock between vessels or other objects.
1275-1325; Middle English poding kind of sausage; compare Old English puduc wen, sore (perhaps orig. swelling), Low German puddewurst black pudding
Related forms
puddinglike, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pudding
  • Turn into an earthen pudding-dish, cover, and cook slowly three and one-half hours.
  • Turn in a buttered pudding-dish, and bake thirty-five minutes in a slow oven.
  • The proof is in the pudding and if people want to make themselves feel better for bottle feeding they can go ahead.
  • Sorry to poo in your pudding but there is quite a bit of evidence that pot use damages the brain rather heavily.
  • Brazilians have the right idea, simmering it in coconut milk and cinnamon to make corn pudding.
  • If you've never liked rice pudding, give this recipe a try.
  • Scalloped corn, stewed tomatoes, rice pudding and milk.
  • They were not allowed to sleep with their wives or to eat meat, and received only fish and maize pudding as nourishment.
  • After two weeks on yogurt, the rats were given an unexpected treat-a chocolate pudding loaded with calories.
  • The proof of the pudding perhaps truly lies in the eating.
British Dictionary definitions for pudding


a sweetened usually cooked dessert made in many forms and of various ingredients, such as flour, milk, and eggs, with fruit, etc
a savoury dish, usually soft and consisting partially of pastry or batter: steak-and-kidney pudding
the dessert course in a meal
a sausage-like mass of seasoned minced meat, oatmeal, etc, stuffed into a prepared skin or bag and boiled
Derived Forms
puddingy, adjective
Word Origin
C13 poding; compare Old English puduc a wart, Low German puddek sausage
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Word Origin and History for pudding

c.1300, "a kind of sausage: the stomach or one of the entrails of a pig, sheep, etc., stuffed with minced meat, suet, seasoning, boiled and kept till needed," perhaps from a West Germanic stem *pud- "to swell" (cf. Old English puduc "a wen," Westphalian dialect puddek "lump, pudding," Low German pudde-wurst "black pudding," English dialectal pod "belly;" also cf. pudgy).

Other possibility is the traditional one that it is from Old French boudin "sausage," from Vulgar Latin *botellinus, from Latin botellus "sausage" (change of French b- to English p- presents difficulties, but cf. purse). The modern sense had emerged by 1670, from extension to other foods boiled or steamed in a bag or sack (16c.). German pudding, French pouding, Swedish pudding, Irish putog are from English. Pudding-pie attested from 1590s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pudding



The penis: You can't even come off unless you pull your own pudding (1719+)

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Idioms and Phrases with pudding


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Encyclopedia Article for pudding

any of several foods whose common characteristic is a relatively soft, spongy, and thick texture. In the United States, puddings are nearly always sweet desserts of milk or fruit juice variously flavoured and thickened with cornstarch, arrowroot, flour, tapioca, rice, bread, or eggs. The rarer savoury puddings are thickened vegetable purees, souffle-like dishes, or like corn pudding, custards. Hasty pudding is a cornmeal mush

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