ba·​guette | \ ba-ˈget How to pronounce baguette (audio) \

Definition of baguette

1 : a gem having the shape of a narrow rectangle also : the shape itself
2 : a long thin loaf of French bread

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Recent Examples on the Web Fajardo opts for an open-face version, mounting a baguette with different savory toppings. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga,, 9 Sep. 2021 Ruchi New York's Dolce Twist Earrings with baguette sapphires and round diamonds create an entrance making pair of hoop earrings. Beth Bernstein, Forbes, 1 Sep. 2021 Former Nopa baker Raquel Goldman of the Norte 54 pop-up is responsible for the yeasty foundation of the sandwich: a baguette-like bolillo, crusty on the outside but soft on the inside. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Aug. 2021 But the rustic baguette is soft and dense instead of crackly and light. Nick Kindelsperger,, 30 Aug. 2021 Bread also has significant cultural, even national, connotations: What would France be without its baguette and croissant? Tobias Richter, Scientific American, 16 Aug. 2021 The film’s sections are titled with simple food: Mushroom tart, French toast, a roasted bird and a salted baguette. Sara Stewart, CNN, 12 Aug. 2021 His pain d’hier et de demain is a hearty round loaf with a crusty outer layer and airy, light body, and lasts up to five days – as opposed to one day for a typical baguette. Colette Davidson, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Aug. 2021 Snap up a baguette and cheese from their bakery/French market., 7 July 2021

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First Known Use of baguette

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for baguette

French, literally, rod, from Middle French, from Italian bacchetta, ultimately from Latin baculum staff

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The first known use of baguette was in 1926

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13 Sep 2021

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“Baguette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of baguette

: a long, thin loaf of French bread

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