1 a a small ball of usu. suet, flour, and water, boiled in stew or water, and eaten. b a pudding consisting of apple or other fruit enclosed in dough and baked.
2 a small fat person.
app. dimin., of dump small round object, but recorded much earlier
Italian paste, blimp, fedellini, fettuccine, knaydlach, lasagne, macaroni, matzo balls, noodles, pasta, paste, ravioli, spaetzle, spaghetti, spaghettini, vermicelli, won ton, ziti