crêpe suzette


crêpe su·​zette ˌkrāp-sü-ˈzet How to pronounce crêpe suzette (audio)
plural crêpes suzette ˌkrāp(s)-sü-ˈzet How to pronounce crêpe suzette (audio) or crêpe suzettes ˌkrāp-sü-ˈzets How to pronounce crêpe suzette (audio)
often capitalized S
: a thin folded or rolled pancake in a hot orange-butter sauce that is sprinkled with a liqueur (such as cognac or curaçao) and set ablaze for serving

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Traditional French cuisine shines at Le Continental—consider finishing your meal with their divine take on a crepe suzette. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021

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Word History


French crêpe Suzette, probably from Suzette, nickname of Suzanne Reichenberg †1924 French actress

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crêpe suzette was in 1922

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Cite this Entry

“Crêpe suzette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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