- (Canada) A dish consisting of french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy, eaten primarily in Canada
- Jean made an eight-hour trip across the border into Quebec just to satisfy his craving for poutine.
- (Canada) Any of a number of variations on the basic poutine dish.
- In Italian poutine, gravy is replaced with spaghetti sauce.
Attested from 1810. First used to refer to modern Québécois dish in 1982, possibly in reference to the sense of 'mess'. Ultimate origin unknown, culinary senses potentially influenced by English pudding. Possible cognate in Michif poutchine.
poutine f (plural poutines)
- (Quebec) poutine
- (Acadian) any of several potato-based dishes
- (Louisiana) dumpling
- (Louisiana) bread pudding, pudding
- (Quebec, obsolete) any of several pudding-like desserts
- (Quebec, obsolete) a messy situation or complicated thing; a quagmire
- (Quebec, obsolete) a fat woman
(Quebecois PDT frites based dish):
- “poutine” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- Dictionary of Louisiana French: As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, and American Indian Communities (2009; →ISBN; →ISBN)