bagel

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noun ba·gel \ˈbā-gəl\

Definition of bagel

  1. :  a firm doughnut-shaped roll traditionally made by boiling and then baking

Origin and Etymology of 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


First Known Use: 1908


BAGEL Defined for English Language Learners

bagel

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noun ba·gel \ˈbā-gəl\

Definition of bagel for English Language Learners

  • : a bread roll shaped like a ring


BAGEL Defined for Kids

bagel

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noun ba·gel \ˈbā-gəl\

Definition of bagel for Students

  1. :  a bread roll shaped like a ring



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