Origin of bouchée

1840–50; < French: literally, a mouthful, equivalent to bouche mouth (< Latin bucca) + -ée < Latin -āta -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for bouchee

Historical Examples of bouchee

  • 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 bouchee


  1. 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
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