- a chewy or brittle candy containing almonds or other nuts and sometimes fruit.
Origin of nougat
Examples from the Web for nougat
He bit too hastily at the nougat, and it stuck to his plate.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
There will be nougat and sweet cakes, and a chocolate cream.Child Life In Town And Country
I should think it would be worse than eating a pound of nougat every day.A Dixie School Girl
Gabrielle E. Jackson
She called for a quantity of meringues and nougat, and finished by a glass of wine.Jack
Then he purchased two sticks of nougat and with it drank two bottles of ginger-beer.Just William
- a hard chewy pink or white sweet containing chopped nuts, cherries, etc
Word Origin and History for nougat
"sweetmeat of almonds and other nuts," 1827, from French nougat (18c.), from Provençal nougat "cake made with almonds," from Old Provençal nogat "nutcake," from noga, nuga "nut," from Vulgar Latin *nucatum (nominative *nuca), from Latin nux (genitive nucis) "nut," from PIE *kneu- "nut" (see nucleus).