Definition of pierogi in English:


(also perogi, pirogi)


  • A small dough dumpling stuffed with a filling such as potato or cheese, typically served as a dish with onions or sour cream.

    • ‘For those of you not familiar with pierogies, they are a traditional Polish or Ukrainian dumpling that can be filled with a variety of ingredients.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are the birthplaces of some world-class dough specimens: the pierogi, knedliky, and pelmeni that are quintessential peasant food - unpretentious, filling, and cheap.’
    • ‘She also volunteered at her children's school cafeteria, helping to prepare pierogies, a kind of dumpling, every Friday.’
    • ‘The pierogies were crispy from deep frying and quite cheesy - unlike most pierogies, there seemed to be more cottage cheese than potato in the filling.’
    • ‘‘Let's wait for the cinnamon rolls,’ said the people at my table, most of whom were polishing off plates of cottage cheese perogies.’


Via Polish pieróg or Ukrainian pyrih from Russian pirog.