A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried, steamed, or boiled.
Origin of gyozaJapanese gy&omacron;za, from Mandarin ji&acaron;ozi : ji&acaron;o, stuffed dumpling (from earlier ji&acaron;o, horn (in reference to its shape), from Middle Chinese kja&tricolon;wk) + -zi, n. suff. (from Middle Chinese ts&zsyll;´, son, child, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *tsa; akin to Tibetan tsha, grandchild).
OriginSee also: jiaozi
From Japanese é¤ƒå (gyoza), potentially from Shandong pronounce of é¥ºå (giaozi) or Yantai pronounce of é¥ºå (giaoda).