croque monsieur

noun
croque mon·​sieur | \ ˌkrȯk-məs-ˈyər How to pronounce croque monsieur (audio) , -ˈyə, ˌkräk-, ˌkrōk-, -məsh- \

Definition of croque monsieur

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

Examples of croque monsieur in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This French bakery is serving up some of the city’s best pastries — the kouign-amann and almond croissant are particularly delightful — along with an excellent croque monsieur and croque madame sandwich. Paul Stephen, ExpressNews.com, "The best San Antonio restaurants and bars to take your out-of-town guests over the holidays for a taste of puro San Antonio," 25 Nov. 2019 Options include mussels, Burgundy snails, quiche Lorraine, salmon and spinach eggs benedict, croque monsieur and a creamy mushroom and turkey stew. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 38 restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner and brunch in metro Phoenix," 15 Nov. 2019 The café’s menu features separate French and Japanese sections, including traditional Japanese breakfast, daily bento boxes and shrimp chawanmushi, as well as salade aux lardons, croque monsieur and boeuf Bourguignon. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Shiok! and its Asian street-food inspired menu sets up shop in Torrance," 24 Sep. 2019 The French restaurant serves escargots, croque monsieur and lobster crepes during breakfast and lunch, and boeuf Bourguignon, moules frites and poulet roti for dinner. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Amá•cita, Tex-Mex with an L.A. twist, opens in Culver City; Taco Drama in Koreatown," 16 July 2019 Theodora’s godfather kicked off the celebration with a speech about Theodora’s childhood that garnered a lot of laughs, then sandwiches and croque monsieur were served with Champagne. Alexandra Macon, Vogue, "The Bride Wore Emilia Wickstead to Her English Wedding at an 18th-Century Estate," 6 Mar. 2019 The restaurant serves French classics like quail paté en croûte, ham and comté croque monsieur, and three flavors of soufflés. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Alain Ducasse Has Opened a Restaurant at Versailles," 5 Oct. 2016 Obviously, a Parisien croque monsieur for lunch; for dinner, Le Terroir Parisien, Yannick Alleno's uber Parisien bistro in the 5th. Jack Dancy, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Europe," 5 Oct. 2016

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First Known Use of croque monsieur

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for croque monsieur

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

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“Croque monsieur.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/croque%20monsieur. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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