A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried, steamed, or boiled.
Other Word Forms
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).