Gyoza meaning

gyōzə, gyôzä
A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried, steamed, or boiled.
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A Japanese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with a minced stuffing and steamed, boiled or fried; the Japanese equivalent of the Chinese jiaozi.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gyoza
Plural:
gyozas

Origin of gyoza

  • Japanese gyōza from Mandarin jiǎozi jiǎo stuffed dumpling (from earlier jiǎo horn (in reference to its shape)) (from Middle Chinese kjaːwk) -zi n. suff. (from Middle Chinese tsz̩´ son, child) (ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan tsa) (Tibetan tsha grandchild)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Japanese 餃子 (gyoza), potentially from Shandong pronounce of 饺子 (giaozi) or Yantai pronounce of 饺子 (giaoda).

    From Wiktionary