flat·​bread | \ ˈflat-ˌbred How to pronounce flatbread (audio) \

Definition of flatbread

1 : a bread (such as focaccia or naan) that has a wide surface and little thickness
2 or flatbrod \ ˈflat-​ˌbrōd How to pronounce flatbread (audio) \ [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 Her Trinidad soul food has been bringing people to her door though, and doubles – turmeric flatbread wrapped around curried chickpea and chutney – are a great introduction. Ian Mcnulty, NOLA.com, "50 dishes to tell the stories of 2020 and try in 2021 (yes, there’s lots of takeout)," 28 Dec. 2020 Saturday and Sunday brunches offer shakshuka, an open-faced smoked salmon croissant and a breakfast flatbread. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, "25 new restaurants that opened in September and October in Dallas-Fort Worth," 22 Oct. 2020 It’s a paper-thin flatbread, made from potatoes and cooked on a griddle, flipped with a long, narrow wooden stick, and eaten slathered with butter, sugar and sometimes cinnamon. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Gather your household for an age-old Norwegian tradition this holiday season: Making lefse," 22 Dec. 2020 The elote flatbread pizza, on the other hand, is a decadent flavor bomb. Shaena Montanari, The Arizona Republic, "Downtown Phoenix has a new spot to enjoy beer and pizza on a patio. Here's what to order," 5 Nov. 2020 Light food options provided by Floor 13 include hummus, firecracker shrimp, chicken wings and a pepperoni flatbread. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, "Despite COVID-19, Christmas bars are popping up in downtown Phoenix. Here's what to expect," 18 Nov. 2020 Active or retired military with a valid ID can receive a free craft burger or flatbread of their choice on Nov. 11 at Bar Louie. Kathleen Christiansen, orlandosentinel.com, "Veterans Day: Central Florida salutes military personnel with deals and freebies," 11 Nov. 2020 There is finally a tamale emoji, as well as green bell pepper and flatbread emojis. Sonia Ramirez, Chron, "Apple finally gave us the emoji we needed most: the tamale," 6 Nov. 2020 Like a tarte flambée, there’s no tomato sauce on this flatbread. Star Tribune, "Apples put a Minnesota twist on traditional European flatbread," 28 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of flatbread

1762, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flatbread.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatbread. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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