Definition of gyoza in US English:

gyoza

noun

  • A Japanese dish consisting of wonton wrappers stuffed with pork and cabbage.

    • ‘We both ordered from the special menu, which included the aforementioned duck gyoza and a tofu miso soup with Japanese pickles.’
    • ‘At the deli counter or in the freezer: Potstickers or gyoza, wontons, spring rolls, steamed meat- or vegetable-filled buns, and steamed seafood and meat dumplings’
    • ‘If time is short, serve purchased frozen potstickers or gyoza instead.’
    • ‘There are delicate, glistening gyoza and spongy Chinese-style buns stuffed to order with cucumbers and more of that juicy shredded pork.’
    • ‘The dumplings are steamed rather than grilled or pan-fried (this is apparently the traditional Beijing way), which makes them more like Japanese gyoza than the doughy things you often get.’

Origin

Japanese gyōza, from Chinese (Shandong dialect) giaozi.

Pronunciation

gyoza

/ˈɡyōzə/