Definition of pudding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    pudding

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈpʊdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊdɪŋ//
     
    (British English, informal pud)[uncountable, countable] Sweets and desserts, Types of meal, Dining out
     
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  1. 1(British English) a sweet dish eaten at the end of a meal What's for pudding? I haven't made a pudding today. synonym afters, dessert, sweet See related entries: Sweets and desserts, Types of meal, Dining out
  2. 2(British English) a hot sweet dish, often like a cake, made from flour, fat and eggs with fruit, jam, etc. in or on it treacle pudding bread and butter pudding (= made with bread, butter and milk) see also Christmas pudding, rice pudding, sponge pudding, summer pudding See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  3. 3(British English) a hot dish like a pie with soft pastry made from flour, fat and eggs and usually filled with meat a steak and kidney pudding
  4. 4(especially North American English) a cold dessert (= a sweet dish) like cream flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc. chocolate pudding See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  5. see also black pudding, Yorkshire pudding
    Word Origin Middle English (denoting a sausage such as black pudding): apparently from Old French boudin ‘black pudding’, from Latin botellus ‘sausage, small intestine’.Idioms used to say that you think somebody has done more than is necessary, or has added unnecessary details to make something seem better or worse than it really is If you're telling lies, keep it simple—never over-egg the pudding.
    the proof of the pudding (is in the eating)
     
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    (saying) you can only judge if something is good or bad when you have tried it
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pudding