cro·​quette krō-ˈket How to pronounce croquette (audio)
: a small often rounded mass consisting usually of minced meat, fish, or vegetable coated with egg and bread crumbs and deep-fried

Examples of croquette in a Sentence

a fish croquette that tasted more of filler than of fish
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Word History


French, from croquer to crunch, from Middle French, to strike, break, cause to crack, of imitative origin

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of croquette was in 1706

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Cite this Entry

“Croquette.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


cro·​quette krō-ˈket How to pronounce croquette (audio)
: a roll or ball of hashed meat, fish, or vegetables fried in deep fat

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