[ bree-ohsh, -osh; French bree-awsh ]
/ ˈbri oʊʃ, -ɒʃ; French briˈɔʃ /

noun, plural bri·och·es [bree-oh-shiz, -osh-iz; French bree-awsh] /ˈbri oʊ ʃɪz, -ɒʃ ɪz; French briˈɔʃ/.

a light, sweet bun or roll made with eggs, yeast, and butter.

Origin of brioche

1820–30; < French, Middle French (Norman dial.), equivalent to bri(er) to knead (< Germanic; see break) + -oche noun suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for brioche


/ (ˈbriːəʊʃ, -ɒʃ, French briɔʃ) /


a soft roll or loaf made from a very light yeast dough, sometimes mixed with currants

Word Origin for brioche

C19: from Norman dialect, from brier to knead, of Germanic origin; compare French broyer to pound, break
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