Definition of pierogi in English:


(also perogi, pirogi)

nounPlural pierogies

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

    • ‘She also volunteered at her children's school cafeteria, helping to prepare pierogies, a kind of dumpling, every Friday.’
    • ‘‘Let's wait for the cinnamon rolls,’ said the people at my table, most of whom were polishing off plates of cottage cheese perogies.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’


Via Polish pieróg or Ukrainian pyrih from Russian pirog.