- a slice of sweet raised bread dried and baked again in the oven; zwieback.
- light, soft, sweetened biscuit.
Origin of rusk
- (David) Dean,1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.
Examples from the Web for rusk
Historical Examples of rusk
The yeast, &c., in the rusk will cause it to puff up very light.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
The little girl knew Maslova, and when she saw her face and the rusk she let her take her.Resurrection
He was drinking a cup of thick, syrupy coffee, and soaking a rusk in it.The Golden Silence
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Mrs. Rusk was fond of assuring me that Madame 'did not like a bone in my skin.'
Shortly after I heard his man, Ridley, talking with Mrs. Rusk in the gallery.
- a light bread dough, sweet or plain, baked twice until it is brown, hard, and crisp: often given to babies
Word Origin for rusk
- (David) Dean . 1909–94, US statesman: secretary of state (1961–69). He defended US military involvement in Vietnam and opposed recognition of communist China
"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.