bri·​oche | \ brē-ˈōsh How to pronounce brioche (audio) , -ˈȯsh How to pronounce brioche (audio) \

Definition of brioche

: light slightly sweet bread made with a rich yeast dough

Examples of brioche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The more traditional Chicken Sandwich (served on a fresh brioche bun) is also popular. Steve Smith,, "Citizen Chicken and Donuts open in West Hartford," 6 May 2021 The sandwich is made with ground beef simmered with bacon and beer, then smothered in cheddar cheese and served on a brioche bun. Brice Paterik, Dallas News, "FC Dallas unveils new food items ahead of 2021 season," 6 Apr. 2021 Like the original, this location purveys all of Ahmad's signature sweets: Mah-Ze-Dahr bars, chocolate chip cookies, and those infamously irresistible brioche doughnuts. Katie Chang, Travel + Leisure, "D.C. Is Turning Pink: Here’s Where to Stay, Shop, and Eat During Cherry Blossom Season," 26 Mar. 2021 This week, the famous Georgia golf club revealed that food selections at the 85th Masters Tournament would include chicken salad on a brioche bun. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Attention: There’s a New Sandwich at Augusta National," 8 Apr. 2021 The breads and meats the restaurant serves, such as the brioche for French toast and ground brisket for the gravy, come from its neighbors, North Shore Boulangerie and Foxtown Heritage Meats. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Brunches are new at Noche in Greendale and Foxtown Brewing in Mequon," 26 Mar. 2021 The brioche-like bun that contains this beast was a hit, too. Washington Post, "Where does the new McDonald’s chicken sandwich rank? Turns out, the Arches fall flat.," 25 Feb. 2021 The foie gras will be on plantain brioche and slathered with soursop compote. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, "Why This Ambitious New Washington, DC, Restaurant Is Embracing Imperfection," 18 Mar. 2021 Blended from equal parts pinot noir and pinot meunier with 20 percent chardonnay, the wine offers red berry flavors as well as some green apple, a hint of brioche and wild herbs. Washington Post, "This $11 Bordeaux begs for pizza or burgers and will put a smile on your face," 18 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of brioche

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brioche

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

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The first known use of brioche was in 1826

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13 May 2021

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“Brioche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of brioche

: a light, sweet type of bread

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