bri·​oche brē-ˈōsh How to pronounce brioche (audio) -ˈȯsh How to pronounce brioche (audio)
: light slightly sweet bread made with a rich yeast dough

Examples of brioche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lightly toast 2 slices brioche or challah (avoid anything crusty, like ciabatta or a baguette). Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 25 July 2023 The chicken is placed between a brioche bun with crisp pickles. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 Grindstone Coffee & Donuts Start your mornings at Grindstone Coffee & Donuts, which offers an ever-changing daily selection of small-batch brioche and cake donuts (flavors run the gamut from lemon poppy seed to strawberry glazed to churro). Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 15 July 2023 An enriched loaf, like eggy challah and buttery brioche, deliver a soft-but-stable structure that won’t squish into chaos at first bite. Emma Laperruque, Bon Appétit, 25 July 2023 But the signature burger with two beef patties, smoked Gouda cheese, beef bacon jam and truffle aioli on a brioche bun, plus hand-cut fries, might have both you and your very good pup begging for another bite. Lauryn Azu, Chicago Tribune, 6 July 2023 The sandwich has a buttermilk marinated chicken breast with hot seasoning, jalapeno honey and sits on a toasted brioche bun. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 6 July 2023 Other items include chocolate chip brioche, blueberry muffins, sour cream coffee cake loaves, raisin sticky buns, lemon pound cake, and savory breads such as country boules and whole-grain loaves. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2023 The aromas were significantly disparate, with the undersea Yellow Label showing pineapple, button mushroom, and truffle and the traditionally aged bottles offering a nose of Bartlett pear, bergamot, orange blossom, and brioche. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 27 June 2023 See More

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Word History


French, from Middle French dialect, from brier to knead, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of brioche was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Brioche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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