baguette

noun

ba·​guette ba-ˈget How to pronounce baguette (audio)
1
: a gem having the shape of a narrow rectangle
also : the shape itself
2
: a long thin loaf of French bread

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy your cup of coffee with a variety of croissants, apple Danish, a small baguette, and a side of butter and French jam. San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Oct. 2022 The baguette stones were also cut in 179 different sizes for the 41 mm version and 153 different sizes for the 37 mm iteration before being hand-polished. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2022 In classic French style, its baguette sandwiches excel in their simplicity. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2022 Iterations vary from collectible, high-end designs that double as investments to TikTok favorites and affordable Amazon bags, meaning there’s a baguette for everyone. Meg Donohue, ELLE, 23 Sep. 2022 Slice a baguette in half lengthwise or into slices, then spread the cut surface with the cheesy compound butter. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Aug. 2022 Another shot on her Instagram Story showed Vergara playfully biting into a mini baguette, while holding a beige umbrella guests used to stave off the bright sun. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2022 Serve with a crusty baguette and wedge of gooey cheese. The Bon Appétit Staff & Contributors, Bon Appétit, 7 Oct. 2022 But a small-to-medium baguette that fits perfectly under your shoulder? Meg Donohue, ELLE, 6 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of baguette was in 1926

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Cite this Entry

“Baguette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baguette. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

baguette

noun

ba·​guette ba-ˈget How to pronounce baguette (audio)
1
: a gem (as a diamond) cut in a long narrow rectangle
also : the shape itself
2
: a long thin loaf of French bread

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