Pudding vs Puddingy - What's the difference?

pudding | puddingy |

As a noun pudding

is milk pudding.

As an adjective puddingy is

like pudding; having a heavy, stodgy texture.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(en noun)
  • (originally) A sausage made primarily from blood.
  • Any of various dishes, sweet or savoury, prepared by boiling or steaming, or from batter.
  • * 2004 , Victoria Wise, The Pressure Cooker Gourmet , page 313,
  • The dishes in this chapter represent a range of multiethnic savory custards and steamed puddings', including a few surprises like a chèvre popover '''pudding''' and a bread ' pudding with lettuce and cheese.
  • * 2004 , Sarah Garland, The Complete Book of Herbs & Spices , page 199,
  • Steamed and boiled puddings' have formed the basic diet of country people in northern Europe for centuries. Early ' puddings consisted of the scoured stomach of a sheep or pig, stuffed with its own suet and offal, which has been thickened with oatmeal, and boiled in water or baked in the ashes of a fire.
  • A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.
  • * 2007 , Magdaleen Van Wyk, The Complete South African Cookbook , page 265,
  • Steamed puddings , a favourite for winter, are both easy to make and delicious. Served with one of the sweet sauces (recipes 497 to 506) they make a filling and satisfying end to a meal.
  • A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand) Dessert; the dessert course of a meal.
  • We have apple pie for pudding today.
  • (slang) An overweight person.
  • (slang) Entrails.
  • (obsolete) Any food or victuals.
  • * Prior
  • Eat your pudding , slave, and hold your tongue.


    * (sausage made from blood) black pudding (UK), blood sausage * (dessert) afters (UK informal), dessert, pud (UK slang), sweet (British) * (custard-like dessert) custard, , flan, mousse

    Derived terms

    * bread-and-butter pudding * bread pudding * milk pudding * plum pudding * pudding basin, pudding bowl * pudding stone * rice pudding * sago pudding * Yorkshire pudding

    See also

    * dumpling ----




    (en adjective)
  • Like pudding; having a heavy, stodgy texture.
  • Synonyms

    * puddingish