Origin of pretzel
Examples from the Web for pretzel
Supporters will cheer because he's not turning himself into a pretzel for the right like he did in 2008.
Romney needs to just be who he is and quit trying to turn himself into a pretzel for the right, as he did last time around.
If he stays true to his tweets, pretzel sandwiches will be on the menu.
Weintraub says, grinning his boyish grin and polishing off a pretzel.
Indeed, Fieri seems to have been gunning for his big moment since he opened his own pretzel cart at 16.
I give him the old razz—but that night he tries for his pretzel bend, and misses.
Had a trick hold he called the pretzel bend—hard to apply, but good for a submission every time when he clamped it on.
So after that Jacob always brought teacher a pretzel without any salt on it.The Corner House Girls at School|Grace Brooks Hill
That's how I got to the car, and was warmly greeted by Pretzel.Motor Matt's Mystery|Stanley R. Matthews
He says iffen he has to he'll use his pretzel bend, and they ain't no Martian on six legs, or eight, what won't say uncle.
British Dictionary definitions for pretzel
Word Origin for pretzel
Word Origin and History for pretzel
1851, from German Prezel, also Brezel, from Middle High German brezel, prezel, from Old High German brezitella, brecedela, from Medieval Latin *brachitella, presumably a kind of biscuit baked in the shape of folded arms (cf. Italian bracciatella, Old Provençal brassadel), diminutive of Latin bracchiatus "with branches, with arms," from bracchium "arm" (see brace (n.)).