bi·​aly | \ bē-ˈa-lē How to pronounce bialy (audio) \
plural bialys

Definition of bialy

: a flat breakfast roll that has a depressed center and is usually covered with onion flakes

Examples of bialy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a really good trip back would include a bialy from Kossar’s and a slice from Upside Pizza or Joe’s in the Village. New York Times, "Where Should You Eat in New York? Go to These Favorite Spots," 26 Sep. 2019 There are currently six to 10 bagel varieties (as well as bialy) offered daily including the classic plain, poppy seed, sesame and everything. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Are the best bagels in Houston now in the Heights?," 31 Jan. 2018 The bagels and bialys are made in-house Bon Appetit, "Mamaleh’s," 1 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of bialy

1958, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bialy

Yiddish, short for bialystoker, from bialystoker of Bialystok, city in Poland

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Cite this Entry

“Bialy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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