croque monsieur


croque mon·sieur

noun \ˌkrk-məs-ˈyə(r), ˌkräk-, ˌkrōk-, -məsh-\

Definition of CROQUE MONSIEUR

:  a ham and cheese sandwich that is usually dipped in batter and grilled

Origin of CROQUE MONSIEUR

French, literally, (one) bites with a crunch (the) gentleman
First Known Use: 1915

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