- Scot., North Eng. a sausage made of intestine stuffed with meat, suet, etc. and boiled
- a soft, mushy or creamy food, usually made with a base of flour, cornstarch, cornmeal, etc., and boiled or baked
- a sweetened dessert, usually of similar consistency and usually steamed or baked, variously containing eggs, milk, fruit, etc.
- Chiefly Brit.
- any dessert
- the dessert course of a meal
Origin of puddingMiddle English puddyng, altered from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French boudin, black pudding from Vulgar Latin an unverified form botellinus from Late Latin botellus: see bowel