Meaning of jiaozi in English:

jiaozi

Pronunciation /ˈdʒaʊdzi/

noun

  • In Chinese cookery: a crescent-shaped dumpling of thin pastry dough, stuffed with a finely minced paste (typically made of pork, cabbage, and garlic chives), and steam-fried, deep-fried, grilled, or boiled. Compare "gyoza", "potsticker".

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Modern China. From Chinese jiǎozi from jiǎo stuffed dumpling + -zi, suffix forming nouns.