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noun Cookery.
  1. a slender, sticklike piece of crisp bread, served with soups, salads, etc.
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Origin of breadstick

First recorded in 1905–10; bread + stick1
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Examples from the Web for breadsticks

Historical Examples of breadsticks

  • Repeat until the pieces are about the thickness of breadsticks.

    Salads, Sandwiches and Chafing-Dish Dainties

    Janet McKenzie Hill

  • Fonds d'artichauts Monegosque (hearts of artichokes in cream sauce—fork and breadsticks).

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • From same dough, French bread, breadsticks, horse shoe rolls and French rolls can be made.

    The Story of Crisco

    Marion Harris Neil

British Dictionary definitions for breadsticks


pl n
  1. bread baked in long thin crisp sticks
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