pudding Definition

  • 1a sweet or savory dish consisting of various ingredients such as flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and flavorings, typically baked or boiled
  • 2a soft, creamy dessert made by cooking sugar, milk, and other ingredients together

Using pudding: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "pudding" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She made a delicious chocolate pudding for dessert.

  • Example

    The Christmas pudding was served with brandy butter.

  • Example

    I love rice pudding with cinnamon.

  • Example

    The steak and kidney pudding is a traditional British dish.

pudding Synonyms and Antonyms

Idioms Using pudding

  • the real value or quality of something can only be judged when it's put to use or tested


    I know you have doubts about the new product, but the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • clumsy or awkward


    He's like a stuck pudding when it comes to dancing.

  • to waste time or engage in frivolous activity


    Stop beating the pudding and get back to work.

Phrases with pudding

  • figgy pudding

    a type of Christmas pudding made with figs and other dried fruits


    We always have figgy pudding for dessert on Christmas Day.

  • a savory dish made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk or water, traditionally served with roast beef and gravy


    The Sunday roast wouldn't be complete without Yorkshire pudding.

  • a type of sausage made from pork blood and oatmeal, often served as part of a traditional English breakfast


    I can't stand the taste of black pudding.

Origins of pudding

from Old French 'boudin', meaning 'sausage'


Summary: pudding in Brief

The term 'pudding' [ˈpʊdɪŋ] refers to a dish that can be sweet or savory, made with ingredients like flour, milk, eggs, sugar, and flavorings. It can be baked or boiled, and can also refer to a soft, creamy dessert made with sugar, milk, and other ingredients. Examples include chocolate pudding, rice pudding, and steak and kidney pudding. Idioms include 'proof of the pudding is in the eating,' meaning the real value of something can only be judged when it's put to use, and 'like a stuck pudding,' meaning clumsy or awkward.

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