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EnglishEdit

 
shrimp dumplings

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps an alteration of lump, possibly associated with -ling by popular etymology.

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NounEdit

dumpling ‎(plural dumplings)

  1. (cooking) A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough. [from 17th c.]
  2. (informal) A term of endearment.
    My little dumpling.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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