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dumpling

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Etymology

perhaps an alteration of lump, possibly associated with -ling by popular etymology

Noun

Singular
dumpling

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  1. A ball of dough, often combined with suet, minced meat, vegetables or fruit, and cooked by boiling or steaming as they float on top of another dish.
  2. A term of endearment.
    My little dumpling.
  3. something or someone shaped roundish, like a dumpling, especially a fatso

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  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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