saltine

[ sawl-teen ]
/ sɔlˈtin /

noun

a crisp, salted cracker.

Nearby words

  1. saltie,
  2. saltier,
  3. saltigrade,
  4. saltillo,
  5. saltimbocca,
  6. saltiness,
  7. salting,
  8. salting out,
  9. saltire,
  10. saltirewise

Origin of saltine

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10; salt1 + -ine2

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Word Origin and History for saltine

saltine

n.

"salted flat cracker," 1907, short for saltine cracker (1894), from salt (n.) + -ine (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper