- a kind of white bread made from the finest flour.
- Chiefly Dialect. a piece or small loaf of such bread.
Origin of manchet
1375–1425; late Middle English mainchet; origin uncertain
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Examples from the Web for manchet
Bake them in an oven as hot as for manchet, and stop it up close.The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;
Charlotte Campbell Bury
A chine of beef, a manchet, and a chet loaf was a breakfast for the three.Nineteen Centuries of Drink in England
Richard Valpy French
Cuff said the dictionary was slag, manchet, oorveeg and handboei.
Manchet was so obviously French that I never looked at it twice.
She disregarded every costly cover that cometh to the table, and taketh little but manchet and succory pottage.Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth