zwieback

[ zwahy-bak, -bahk, zwee-, swahy-, swee-; German tsvee-bahk ]
/ ˈzwaɪˌbæk, -ˌbɑk, ˈzwi-, ˈswaɪ-, ˈswi-; German ˈtsviˌbɑk /
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noun

a special egg bread made into rusks.

Nearby words

  1. zweig, arnold,
  2. zweig, stefan,
  3. zwickau,
  4. zwicky,
  5. zwicky, fritz,
  6. zwingli,
  7. zwingli, huldreich,
  8. zwinglian,
  9. zwischenzug,
  10. zwitter hypothesis

Origin of zwieback

1890–95, Americanism; < German: twice-baked, equivalent to zwie twice + backen to bake. See twi-, bake; cf. biscuit

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British Dictionary definitions for zwieback

zwieback

/ (ˈzwaɪˌbæk, ˈzwiː-, German ˈtsviːbak) /

noun

a small type of rusk, which has been baked first as a loaf, then sliced and toasted, usually bought ready-made

Word Origin for zwieback

German: twice-baked

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Word Origin and History for zwieback

zwieback

n.

1894, from German Zweiback "biscuit," literally "twice-baked," from zwei "two, twice" + backen "to bake;" loan-translation of Italian biscotto (see biscuit).

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