• synonyms


[rah-klet, ra-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun Swiss Cookery.
  1. a dish made by heating a piece of cheese, as over a hearth, and scraping off the melted part onto a plate: served with boiled potatoes.
  2. the cheese used in making this dish.

Origin of raclette

Borrowed into English from French around 1930–35
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for raclette


  1. a Swiss dish of melted cheese served on boiled potatoes

Word Origin

C20: from French, from racler to scrape, because the cheese is traditionally melted and scraped onto a plate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012