bei·​gnet | \ ˌbān-ˈyā How to pronounce beignet (audio) , ˌben- \

Definition of beignet

2 : a light square doughnut usually sprinkled with powdered sugar

Examples of beignet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hours-long lines regularly snake outside of the Outer Sunset’s Devil’s Teeth Baking Company on the weekends as breakfast seekers clamor for biscuit sandwiches and beignets. Janelle Bitker,, "Devil's Teeth Baking Company to open second San Francisco location," 17 Jan. 2020 Get the beignets, as light as their mantle of powdered sugar, for everyone to share (five for $6). Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New brunches join Milwaukee's crowded field; here's a look," 26 Nov. 2019 The French chateau decor matches a menu of fresh-baked breads and beignets, Caesar salads, tartines and pork chops. Josie Sexton, The Know, "Head to these high-country restaurants for leaf peeping from the dining room or patio," 20 Sep. 2019 The set includes three plastic beignets covered in pretend powered sugar, a fryer basket, tongs and a powered sugar shaker., "Former New Orleans zookeeper creates beignet toy set, with mess-free powdered sugar," 14 June 2019 That includes beignets in the morning and a menu of small bites and more than 40 still wines at night. Jennifer Larino,, "What's new on Magazine Street? 18 openings, closures and other changes," 18 Apr. 2018 My first meal there started with spring-onion beignets dusted with matcha powder, followed by a composition of summer squash, anchovies and ajo blanco. Phil Vettel,, "Michelin-starred chefs’ sequel restaurant Wherewithall is sensational," 18 Oct. 2019 From po'boys to muffalettas to beignets, the city is known for a wide array of rich, spicy and tasty foods. David Oliver, USA TODAY, "First-timers' guide to New Orleans: 10 do's and don'ts to keep in mind," 10 July 2019 From classic beignets to head-spinning hurricanes (the drinks, of course), the city has the food game on lock. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Big Freedia Whips Up Her Famous 'Booty Popping Potatoes' That Have Flavor And Bounce By The Ounce," 6 July 2019

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First Known Use of beignet

1827, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for beignet

American French & French; American French, from French, from Middle French bignet, from buyne bump, bruise

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21 Jan 2020

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“Beignet.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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