Definition of jack pudding in English:

jack pudding

Pronunciation /ˌdʒak ˈpʊdɪŋ/


  • Originally: a clown or jester who entertains people with antics and buffoonery; specifically one who assists a mountebank; compare "merry-andrew". Later more generally: a foolish or stupid person; an idiot.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in This Present Day shall bee showne Rare Dancing on Ropes. From Jack + pudding.