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EtymologyEdit

  • Possibly derived from the round shape of a pregnant abdomen, resembling that of a traditional boiled pudding.
  • An alternative suggestion is an association with dialectal English pod (belly), Low German puddig (swollen), Westphalian Puddek (lump, pudding).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

Prepositional phraseEdit

in the pudding club

  1. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Newfoundland, colloquial, slang) Pregnant.

Usage notesEdit

  • Possibly less offensive to pregnant women than other terms such as up the duff.

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