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EtymologyEdit

This phrase is a shortened form of the proof of the pudding is in the eating (14th century). The shorter version, which misses the point of the original meaning, dates back to the 1920s and came into common use in the United States in the 1950s.[1][2]

ProverbEdit

The proof is in the pudding

  1. Alternative form of the proof of the pudding is in the eating

ReferencesEdit

  • “Proof is in the pudding”, in BBC Learning English[1], BBC, 19 August 2014