a small cream puff with a sweet or savory filling, as of cream and chocolate sauce.

Origin of profiterole

1505–15; < French, said to be diminutive of profit profit Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for profiterole

puff, cannoli, chou, croquembouche

British Dictionary definitions for profiterole



a small case of choux pastry with a sweet or savoury filling

Word Origin for profiterole

C16: from French, literally: a small profit, (related to the gifts, etc, given to a servant), from profiter to profit
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