croque monsieur

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 Think of the Italian beef, the French croque monsieur, a Rueben or patty melt, a shrimp poor boy. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Soup and a sandwich, the classic combo, becomes so much more with a warming hit of spice," 15 Feb. 2021 The shop also sells croque monsieur and reuben sandwiches as well as quiches. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "Bread shop Village Baking Co. opens second location in Dallas," 13 Jan. 2021 Cow croque monsieur paneer cheese triangles say cheese cauliflower cheese say cheese edam. Jacob Bogage, Washington Post, "Federal government now turning to Amazon, Overstock for ‘micro-purchases’," 1 July 2020 Savory options include popular dishes from Baker Street Bistro, including the French toast ($16), croque monsieur ($15) and duck confit ($31). Janelle Bitker,, "Maison Danel channels Parisian tea salons in San Francisco," 17 Feb. 2020 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,, "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

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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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The first known use of croque monsieur was in 1915

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25 Feb 2021

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“Croque monsieur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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