A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried, steamed, or boiled.
Origin of gyozaJapanese gyōza 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 ) (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).