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rusk

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

1585–95; alteration Spanish or Portuguese rosca twist of bread, literally, screw

Other definitions for rusk (2 of 2)

Rusk
[ ruhsk ]
/ rʌsk /

noun
(David) Dean, 1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.
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British Dictionary definitions for rusk (1 of 2)

rusk
/ (rʌsk) /

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

Word Origin for rusk

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

British Dictionary definitions for rusk (2 of 2)

Rusk
/ (rʌsk) /

noun
(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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