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

Examples of baguette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s shaped like a baguette and is crunchy on the outside with a beautiful soft interior, thanks to the addition of lard. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 June 2024 On a recent tour, a manager showed off the minibars, which feature crudités, an assortment of sliced meat and a fresh baguette that is replaced every two hours. David Segal, New York Times, 8 June 2024 The making of six billion baguettes each year confirms its iconic status in French food heritage. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 21 May 2024 The final product was 235 times longer than a traditional baguette loaf. James Powel, USA TODAY, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for baguette 

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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 23 Jun. 2024.

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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