flat·​bread ˈflat-ˌbred How to pronounce flatbread (audio)
: a bread (such as focaccia or naan) that has a wide surface and little thickness
or flatbrod [flatbread translation of Norwegian flatbrød; flatbrod modification of Norwegian flatbrød, from flat (from Old Norse flatr) + brød bread, from Old Norse brauth] : a thin, dry wafer made of rye flour dough and used especially among Scandinavian peoples

Examples of flatbread in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The evening’s show had finished, but the audience wouldn’t leave — crowding instead into the adjoining bar for cocktails, mocktails and flatbreads. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, 10 Nov. 2023 During cocktail hour, guests were greeted with shrimp skewers, truffle mushroom flatbread and cheeseburger sliders. Liza Esquibias, Peoplemag, 15 Oct. 2023 The flatbreads turned out flavorful and were pretty simple to throw together, but following the instructions proved to be a bit tricky. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Nov. 2023 At these don’t-miss bakeries in the city of Genoa, there’s a right way to order—and eat—this soul-satisfying flatbread. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2023 Outside the Animal Kingdom, according to a press release from the park, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge has a wide range of new menu items at Geyser Point, including: Crispy ‘Peking’ Ribs, Geyser Chicken Wings in both chili or Sriracha Buffalo sauce, a charcuterie flatbread, and a turkey BLT. Lizzy Rosenberg, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 Along with fried chicken sandwiches and specialty donuts, visitors to the food hall can now grab a pie with crust described as a crossover of flatbread and Neapolitan styles. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 3 Aug. 2023 Curry chicken roti comes with golden flatbread the size of a record sleeve, just sturdy enough for scooping. Nikita Richardson, New York Times, 13 June 2023 Scallion pancakes have long been part of the culture in China and Taiwan, where the flatbreads are commonly eaten as a street food snack. Cathy Erway, Bon Appétit, 5 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of flatbread was in 1762

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“Flatbread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatbread. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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