water biscuit



a crackerlike biscuit prepared from flour and water.

Nearby words

  1. water bearer,
  2. water bed,
  3. water beetle,
  4. water bench,
  5. water bird,
  6. water blister,
  7. water boat,
  8. water boatman,
  9. water bomb,
  10. water bomber

Origin of water biscuit

First recorded in 1780–90

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Examples from the Web for water biscuit

  • And I will just toast you a water-biscuit, and put a morsel of salt butter on it, scarcely so large as a little French bean.

    Cripps, the Carrier|R. D. (Richard Doddridge) Blackmore
  • The floor was covered by worn-out oilcloth, the walls were dingy, the ceilings blistered like a water-biscuit.

    The Call of the Town|John Alexander Hammerton

British Dictionary definitions for water biscuit

water biscuit


a thin crisp plain biscuit, usually served with butter or cheese
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