noun, plural bei·gnets [ben-yeyz; French be-nye] /bɛnˈyeɪz; French bɛˈnyɛ/.
Origin of beignet
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Historical Examples of beignet
Nor in gougre or beignet or bouche will Parmesan betray confidence.The Feasts of Autolycus
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Word Origin for beignet
"fritter," 1835, from French beignet "fritter, eggroll, doughnut" (14c.), from Old French buigne "bump, lump," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (cf. Gaelic bonnach).