Dictionary.com

bouchée

[ boo-shey ]
/ buˈʃeɪ /
Save This Word!

noun
a small patty shell of puff pastry, used especially for hot hors d'oeuvres.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!
In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of bouchée

1840–50; <French: literally, a mouthful, equivalent to bouche mouth (<Latin bucca) + -ée<Latin -āta-ate1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use bouchée in a sentence

  • The guides called it bouchee, "corked," and leaped out gayly into the water with their axes to "uncork" it.

    Little Rivers|Henry van Dyke

British Dictionary definitions for bouchée

bouchée
/ (buːˈʃeɪ) /

noun
a small pastry case filled with a savoury mixture, served hot with cocktails or as an hors d'oeuvre

Word Origin for bouchée

C19: from French: mouthful
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
FEEDBACK