- a crisp, dry biscuit, usually in the form of a knot or stick, salted on the outside.
- a larger version of this, made of soft, chewy bread dough.
Origin of pretzel
Examples from the Web for pretzel
Supporters will cheer because he's not turning himself into a pretzel for the right like he did in 2008.Getting Serious About the 2012 GOP
June 26, 2011
Romney needs to just be who he is and quit trying to turn himself into a pretzel for the right, as he did last time around.Loosen Up, Mitt!
June 1, 2011
If he stays true to his tweets, pretzel sandwiches will be on the menu.The Buzziest Pop-Up Restaurants
February 16, 2011
Weintraub says, grinning his boyish grin and polishing off a pretzel.Confessions of a Hollywood Republican
April 1, 2010
Indeed, Fieri seems to have been gunning for his big moment since he opened his own pretzel cart at 16.The Trailer Park Gourmet
November 10, 2009
He was gettin' himself as twisted as a pretzel, when Old Hickory breaks in.Torchy
That's how I got to the car, and was warmly greeted by Pretzel.
"Don't forget to leave my stuff where I told you, Pretzel," he called.
Jo opened the bag, fished out a pretzel and began to nibble it.The Four Corners Abroad
Amy Ella Blanchard
You giants must know that you haven't the chance of a pretzel at a Dutch wedding.The Gray Mask</p>
- a brittle savoury biscuit, in the form of a knot or stick, glazed and salted on the outside, eaten esp in Germany and the US
Word Origin and History for pretzel
1851, from German Prezel, also Brezel, from Middle High German brezel, prezel, from Old High German brezitella, brecedela, from Medieval Latin *brachitella, presumably a kind of biscuit baked in the shape of folded arms (cf. Italian bracciatella, Old Provençal brassadel), diminutive of Latin bracchiatus "with branches, with arms," from bracchium "arm" (see brace (n.)).