Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pocket of dough that is stuffed, as with minced pork or shrimp, and fried, steamed, or boiled.

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  • noun A Japanese crescent-shaped dumpling filled with a minced stuffing and steamed, boiled or fried; the Japanese equivalent of the Chinese jiaozi

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Japanese gyōza, from Mandarin jiǎozi : jiǎo, stuffed dumpling (from earlier jiǎo, horn (in reference to its shape), from Middle Chinese kjaʽwk) + -zi, n. suff. (from Middle Chinese tsz̩´, son, child, ultimately from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *tsa; akin to Tibetan tsha, grandchild).]

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From Japanese 餃子 (gyoza), potentially from Shandong pronounce of 饺子 (giaozi) or Yantai pronounce of 饺子 (giaoda).

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