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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)

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.

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."