American English

Definition of pudding noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [uncountable, countable]
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  1. 1a cold dessert (= a sweet dish) like cream, flavored with fruit, vanilla, chocolate, etc. chocolate pudding
  2. 2a hot dessert (= a sweet dish), made with rice, bread, etc. and eggs and milk bread/rice pudding
  3. Idioms
    the proof of the pudding (is in the eating) (saying)
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    you can only judge if something is good or bad when you have tried it
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pudding