• IPA: /ˈdʌmplɪŋ/

dumpling (plural dumplings)

  1. (culinary) A ball of dough that is cooked and may have a filling and/or additional ingredients in the dough. [from 17th c.]
    1. By restriction, a food composed of a dough wrapper around a filling.
  2. (familiar) A term of endearment.
    My little dumpling.
  3. (mildly, vulgar) A piece of excrement.
    • 2018 Brent Butt as Brent Herbert Leroy, "Sasquatch Your Language", Corner Gas Animated
      Wherever legitimate tracks are found there's always some fresh scat, y'know, poo, flop, dumplings.
Translations Translations
  • French: chou
  • Portuguese: docinho
  • Russian: пы́шечка

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