: a small thin triangular cake or biscuit made especially with oatmeal or wheat flour

Examples of farl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web White soda bread is often enjoyed as farls, toasted or fried and laid high with bacon and eggs, or in sweet varieties made with sultanas or even treacle. Maureen O'Hare, CNN, 17 Mar. 2023 To nibble alongside, the kit also provides the ingredients and recipe for Andytown’s soda farl, a style of soda bread. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Mar. 2021

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Word History


contraction of Scots fardel, literally, fourth part, from Middle English (Scots), from ferde del, from ferde fourth + del part

First Known Use

1686, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farl was in 1686

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Cite this Entry

“Farl.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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