- 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
- a. A sweet, soft dessert, often with a base of milk or cream thickened by flour, cornstarch, or a cereal product, that has been boiled, steamed, or baked: chocolate pudding; rice pudding.b. An edible mixture with a soft, puddinglike consistency: corn pudding.
- Chiefly British a. A sweet dish eaten at the end of a meal; dessert.b. A sausagelike preparation made with minced meat or various other ingredients stuffed into a bag or skin and boiled.
Origin of puddingMiddle English poding a kind of sausage perhaps from Anglo-Norman bodin sausage ( compare Old French boudin ) of unknown origin
- (originally) A sausage made primarily from blood.
- Any of various dishes, sweet or savoury, prepared by boiling or steaming, or from batter.
- A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.
- A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
- (UK, Australia, New Zealand) Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.
- We have apple pie for pudding today.
- (slang) An overweight person.
- (slang) Entrails.