noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of lump Date: circa 1600 1. a. a small mass of leavened dough cooked by boiling or steaming b. a usually baked dessert of fruit wrapped in dough 2. something soft and rounded like a dumpling; especially a short fat person or animal

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