croque monsieur

noun croque mon·sieur \ˌkrȯk-məs-ˈyə(r), ˌkräk-, ˌkrōk-, -məsh-\

Definition of croque monsieur

  1. :  a ham and cheese sandwich that is usually dipped in batter and grilled

Origin and Etymology of croque monsieur

French, literally, (one) bites with a crunch (the) gentleman

First Known Use: 1915

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