baguette

noun
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

Examples of baguette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Following the lockdown announcement, bakeries were reportedly rationing bread as some clients ordered 20 (or more) baguettes each. Colleen De Bellefonds, SELF, "As an American Expat in Paris, Boulangeries Are My Source of Comfort Right Now," 28 Apr. 2020 In France, the fight against COVID-19 is being waged one baguette at a time. John Leicester, The Christian Science Monitor, "In France, buying baguettes daily becomes a moral choice," 26 Mar. 2020 If the handshake is the Ford Durango or Levi’s 501 of introductions, then la bise is as French as a baguette. Nick Haramis, New York Times, "Farewell to the Friendly Cheek Kiss," 1 May 2020 Or try the Family Feast Value Meal, which includes two half sandwiches, two kids' sandwiches, salad, family-size mac and cheese, and a baguette. Katie Bowlby, Country Living, "Restaurants Open on Mother's Day 2020 for Delivery or Carryout," 29 Apr. 2020 Smaller loaves and baguettes will take 25 to 30 minutes. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "4 ingredient bread recipe is easy and there is no need to knead," 19 Apr. 2020 Courtesy of Wayfair Upgrade your usual lunch with a sandwich featuring a homemade baguette. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, "The 7 Best Bread Pans to Bake Your Next Loaf to Perfection," 6 Apr. 2020 Film, photography and a general worship of French cuisine have all cemented the baguette’s place in Western pop culture, but in this case, the hype matches the subject. Washington Post, "The 10 best breads in the world," 19 Mar. 2020 Millions of French consume billions of baguettes each year, and not just as fuel. John Leicester, BostonGlobe.com, "Daily bread? In France, fighting virus one baguette at a time," 28 Mar. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'baguette.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about baguette

Time Traveler for baguette

Time Traveler

The first known use of baguette was in 1926

See more words from the same year

Statistics for baguette

Last Updated

31 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Baguette.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baguette. Accessed 7 Jun. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for baguette

baguette

noun
How to pronounce baguette (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of baguette

: a long, thin loaf of French bread

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on baguette

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for baguette

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with baguette

Spanish Central: Translation of baguette

Comments on baguette

What made you want to look up baguette? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

May 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a blooming wisteria tree
  • Which is a synonym of exiguous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!