[ guh-let ]

  1. any of various thin, round cakes or pastries, often with a filling or topping: a galette glazed with blackberry jam; a cabbage-stuffed galette.

  2. a savory buckwheat crepe typical of northwestern French cuisine, cooked on a griddle and garnished with meat, cheese, vegetables, or egg: Grandma always made ham-and-cheese galettes for Sunday brunch.

Origin of galette

First recorded in 1775–80; from French, from Old French galet “smooth pebble on a beach,” from gal “pebble, chip”

Words Nearby galette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use galette in a sentence

  • A few years ago the “galette” was not the safest of places for a stranger to go to alone.

    The Real Latin Quarter | F. Berkeley Smith
  • It was not for nothing that the Norman farmer lounged in the court and doorway, and brought home presents of galette.

    My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Pierre accepted the galette, reciprocated the civil speeches, but kept his eyes open.

    My Lady Ludlow | Elizabeth Gaskell
  • Mounted upon Zephyr and galette, the captain and the count scoured the island in search of some available retreat.

    Off on a Comet | Jules Verne
  • She returned to Rue du Helder with a portion of galette, which she had no desire to taste; but Paul was not in his place.