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pudding Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun any of various soft thick unsweetened baked dishes
    • corn pudding
  2. noun (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
  3. noun any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed

Pud"ding noun
Cf. F. boudin black pudding, sausage, L. botulus, botellus, a sausage, G. & Sw. pudding pudding, Dan. podding, pudding, LG. puddig thick, stumpy, W. poten, potten, also E. pod, pout, v.
  1. A species of food of a soft or moderately hard consistence, variously made, but often a compound of flour or meal, with milk and eggs, etc.
    And solid pudding against empty praise. Pope.
  2. Anything resembling, or of the softness and consistency of, pudding.
  3. An intestine; especially, an intestine stuffed with meat, etc.; a sausage. Shak.
  4. Any food or victuals.
    Eat your pudding, slave, and hold your tongue. Prior.
  5. (Naut.) Same as Puddening.
    Mars, that still protects the stout, In pudding time came to his aid. Hudibras.

Webster 1913