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

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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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