Definition of pudding basin in English:

pudding basin


  • 1A deep round bowl used for mixing and cooking steamed puddings.

    • ‘Beat the egg with the syrup and milk, mix thoroughly, put in a greased pudding basin and steam for three hours.’
    • ‘Line a pudding basin or individual ramekins with cling-film, and then line the mould with the soaked bread, ensuring there are no gaps.’
    • ‘Line your pudding basin with slices of bread (white is best, I hate to say!) from which the crusts have been removed.’
    • ‘Stir in the nuts and fruit then, once well combined, tip into a 1 litre pudding basin.’
    • ‘Liberally butter a 900 ml pudding basin (use your warm hand - its easier) and dollop half the marmalade into the bottom.’
    1. 1.1[as modifier]Denoting a hairstyle produced or seemingly produced by inverting a pudding basin on a person's head and cutting away all the hair that sticks out under it.
      ‘a pudding-basin haircut’
      • ‘Even her unfashionable pudding-basin bob has been transformed by Udo Walz, one of the country's best-known hairdressers.’
      • ‘The Deputy Prime Minister, sporting what looked like a recent pudding-basin haircut in honour of the Budget, looked on approvingly in his role as the Prime Minister's new best mate.’
      • ‘A ‘pudding-basin’ cut, often seen on memorial brasses, shows hair thick but clear of the ears, probably to assist in cushioning the helmet.’
      • ‘The physical makeover has replaced her pudding-basin haircut with soft layers and highlights, and her make-up is now professionally applied.’


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