- a fritter or doughnut.
- French Cookery. any fruit, vegetable, seafood, etc., dipped in batter and deep-fried.
Origin of beignet
Examples from the Web for beignet
Historical Examples of beignet
Nor in gougre or beignet or bouche will Parmesan betray confidence.The Feasts of Autolycus
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
- mainly US and Canadian a square deep-fried pastry served hot and sprinkled with icing sugar
Word Origin for beignet
Word Origin and History 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).