Definition of "pudding" []

  • A sweet dessert, usually containing flour or a cereal product, that has been boiled, steamed, or baked. (noun)
  • A mixture with a soft, puddinglike consistency. (noun)
  • A sausagelike preparation made with minced meat or various other ingredients stuffed into a bag or skin and boiled. (noun)
  • A sweetened usually cooked dessert made in many forms and of various ingredients, such as flour, milk, and eggs, with fruit, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A savoury dish, usually soft and consisting partially of pastry or batter (noun)
  • The dessert course in a meal (noun)
  • A sausage-like mass of seasoned minced meat, oatmeal, etc, stuffed into a prepared skin or bag and boiled (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "pudding" in a sentence
  • "More proof in the pudding is all of the hate groups springing up."
  • "The proof in the pudding is the high unemployment rate which when analyzed in detail shows that it's not sourced from increasing layoffs so much as an unwillingness by small business, the real engines of economic growth, to hire when facing the possibility that the person you hire now may be much more expensive to retain in employment a year from now."
  • "And certainly, you're not seeing it at the levels that we saw it, say, a month ago, when there were actually big puddles of what they called pudding-like or mousse-like substance coming and washing up onto beaches."