French roll

  1. a circular or oval bread roll having a hard or crispy crust.

  2. Also called French twist. a coiffure for women in which the hair is combed back from the face and arranged in a vertical roll on the back of the head.

Origin of French roll

First recorded in 1940–45

Words Nearby French roll Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use French roll in a sentence

  • She's a strong old girl, and on brandy-and-water draughts and French-roll pills may last for the next twenty years.

    Frank Fairlegh | Frank E. Smedley