bagel

noun
ba·​gel | \ ˈbā-gəl How to pronounce bagel (audio) \
plural bagels

Definition of bagel

1 : a firm doughnut-shaped roll traditionally made by boiling and then baking
2 [from the resemblance of a bagel to the zero in the score of such a set] tennis, slang : a set (see set entry 2 sense 15) in which one player or team wins every game They were never in danger of losing, taking a 5-1 lead in the first set and registering a bagel in the second.— Mike McGovern

Examples of bagel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bagel shop will showcase Angus hamburgers, deli sandwiches, avocado toast and all-day breakfast sandwiches. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2021 Schwab finally received his permits for Schlok’s bagel shop on Aug. 31. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Sep. 2021 The bagel shop will showcase Angus hamburgers, deli sandwiches, avocado toast and all-day breakfast sandwiches. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 8 Sep. 2021 The bagel shop will showcase Angus hamburgers, deli sandwiches, avocado toast and all-day breakfast sandwiches. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Bystanders rushed to help along with the officers who were in the bagel shop next door. Fox News, 26 July 2021 Two Yonkers police officers who were getting breakfast at a bagel shop next door ran to investigate. Mike Randall, USA TODAY, 26 July 2021 Brown said, referring to the iconic New York bagel shop. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 May 2021 He could be triggered by an assistant toasting his bagel to an insufficient shade of black, mispronouncing a name, using one space instead of two after a period. Benjamin Wallace, Vulture, 4 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of bagel

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bagel

Yiddish beygl, from Middle High German *böugel ring, from bouc ring, from Old High German; akin to Old English bēag ring, būgan to bend — more at bow

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25 Sep 2021

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“Bagel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bagel. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for bagel

bagel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of bagel

: a bread roll shaped like a ring

bagel

noun
ba·​gel | \ ˈbā-gəl How to pronounce bagel (audio) \

Kids Definition of bagel

: a bread roll shaped like a ring

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