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rusk

1

[ ruhsk ]

noun

  1. a slice of sweet raised bread dried and baked again in the oven; zwieback.
  2. light, soft, sweetened biscuit.


Rusk

2

[ ruhsk ]

noun

  1. (David) Dean, 1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.

rusk

1

/ rʌsk /

noun

  1. a light bread dough, sweet or plain, baked twice until it is brown, hard, and crisp: often given to babies


Rusk

2

/ rʌsk /

noun

  1. Rusk(David) Dean19091994MUSPOLITICS: statesman ( David ) Dean . 1909–94, US statesman: secretary of state (1961–69). He defended US military involvement in Vietnam and opposed recognition of communist China
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rusk1

1585–95; alteration Spanish or Portuguese rosca twist of bread, literally, screw
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Word History and Origins

Origin of rusk1

C16: from Spanish or Portuguese rosca screw, bread shaped in a twist, of unknown origin
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Example Sentences

Wherever one travels in this neighbourhood, one is sure of excellent rusk at every venda, though soft bread is rare.

Four months later Rusk left the Bulletin in order to try his hand at free lancing for the magazines.

According to Rusk by some strange coincidence O'Brale received the assignment to cover the story.

Spread four slices of rusk with the vanilla paste, put them in a buttered tart-dish.

You know our John; well, he will be for keeping company with Betsey Rusk, madam's own maid, you know.

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