- a dry and crisp or hard bread in thin, flat cakes, made without yeast or other raising agent; a cracker.
- a cookie.
Origin of biscuit1
Definition for biscuit (2 of 2)
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.
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|Tom Sykes|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They wake you in the middle of the night, give you tea and a biscuit, and then you start your 12-hour shift.
A parliamentary answer, and he gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his troubles.
It is a parliamentary answer, and Bloom gets a biscuit tin thrown at his head for his, shall we say, troubles.
Cynthy is one of the most capable girls, smart as a trap, and bright as a biscuit.The Landlord at Lion's Head, Complete|William Dean Howells
This made me present them with trinkets, beads, and biscuit; the last they learned to ask for clearly in our language.The March of Portol|Zoeth S. Eldredge and E. J. Molera
Yes, and how'd you like to have all the kids callin' you 'Quitter' and tellin' you to go play with Biscuit Westfall?Sube Cane|Edward Bellamy Partridge
In few words, there she waited, for the biscuit to be presented to her.Snarleyyow|Captain Frederick Marryat
He had cut down to one biscuit night and morning, and somehow he did not seem to notice it.The Turtles of Tasman|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for biscuit
- a pale brown or yellowish-grey colour
- (as adjective)biscuit gloves
Word Origin for biscuit
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.