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Shrimp dumplings.

EtymologyEdit

A folk word [c. 1600s], apparently from a Norfolk dialect, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from some Low German word or from dialectal dump (lump) [late 1800s], +‎ -ling (diminutive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌmplɪŋ/
  • (file)

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.]
    1. By restriction, a food composed of a dough wrapper around a filling.
  2. (familiar) A term of endearment.
    My little dumpling.
  3. (mildly vulgar) A piece of excrement.
    • 2018 Brent Butt as Brent Herbert Leroy, "Sasquatch Your Language", Corner Gas Animated
      Wherever legitimate tracks are found there's always some fresh scat, y'know, poo, flop, dumplings.

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ReferencesEdit

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

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