- a kind of bread in small, soft cakes, raised with baking powder or soda, or sometimes with yeast; scone.
- Chiefly British.
- a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker.
- a cookie.
- a pale-brown color.
- Also called bisque. Ceramics. unglazed earthenware or porcelain after firing.
- Also called preform. a piece of plastic or the like, prepared for pressing into a phonograph record.
- having the color biscuit.
Origin of biscuit1
- a cookie or cracker.
Examples from the Web for biscuit
Drop the biscuit batter by the heaping tablespoonful onto a prepared baking sheets allowing about 1- inch between mounds.Cat Cora’s Valentine’s Day Menu for Single People
February 13, 2014
What will he actually do all day, in between going on tours of biscuit factories?Why Prince William is Mad To Quit The Day Job For A Full-Time Life of Ribbon-Cutting
September 13, 2013
They wake you in the middle of the night, give you tea and a biscuit, and then you start your 12-hour shift.Apple’s Deal With the Devil
March 16, 2012
A parliamentary answer, and he gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his troubles.Do National Writers Still Exist?
November 28, 2010
It is a parliamentary answer, and Bloom gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his, shall we say, troubles.How Long, How Long Did We Sing that Song?
June 16, 2010
Some was liquid and some gelatinous, and some firm like bread or biscuit.City of Endless Night
To Massena he writes, “Let me know if your biscuit and bread arrangements are yet completed.”Self-Help
But he took me to his own house for a glass of sherry and a biscuit, and there it wasn't so rotten.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
One glass of lemonade, one sandwich, one biscuit—Oh dear me!A Tangled Tale
There was not a crumb of biscuit, and only half a pound of coffee.
- British a small flat dry sweet or plain cake of many varieties, baked from a doughUS and Canadian word: cookie
- US and Canadian a kind of small roll similar to a muffin
- a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
- (as adjective)biscuit gloves
- Also called: bisque earthenware or porcelain that has been fired but not glazed
- take the biscuit slang to be regarded (by the speaker) as the most surprising thing that could have occurred
Word Origin and History for biscuit
respelled early 19c. from bisket (16c.), ultimately (besquite, early 14c.) from Old French bescuit (12c.), literally "twice cooked;" altered under influence of cognate Old Italian biscotto, both from Medieval Latin biscoctum, from Latin (panis) bis coctus "(bread) twice-baked;" see bis- + cook (v.). U.S. sense of "soft bun" is recorded from 1818.