Origin of rusk
Definition for rusk (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for rusk
By the way, rusk is the true original biscuit, so prepared to keep for sea, biscuit in French signifying twice baked.
Uncarpeted, uninhabited, doors for the most part locked, all the servants but Mrs. Rusk and Branston departed.
General Rusk was never out of sight of a Wisconsin man, and of course the Ohio man was always there.Speeches of Benjamin Harrison|Benjamin Harrison
I met Mrs. Rusk bustling along the passage with a housemaid.
I also heard Mrs. Rusk, in a minute or two more, emerge I suppose from the study.
British Dictionary definitions for rusk (1 of 2)
Word Origin for rusk
British Dictionary definitions for rusk (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for rusk
"light, crisp bits of bread or biscuit," 1590s, from Spanish or Portuguese rosca "roll, twist of bread," literally "coil, anything round and spiral," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Iberian word.