: a breakfast cereal of Swiss origin consisting of rolled oats, nuts, and fruit

Examples of muesli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy kiwi sliced atop your morning muesli or as a refreshing snack between meals. Alessandra Signorelli, Vogue, 3 July 2024 In what is being called the biggest restaurant in the world — a 700-foot-long former electrical power plant at the heart of the Olympic Village — there will be no foie gras, either, but vegetarian hot dogs and quinoa muesli will abound. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 29 May 2024 Breakfast served is a sumptuous spread of fruits, muesli, cold meats, cheeses, pastries, and croissants, with cooked options from creamy eggs royale to smashed avocado on toast. Lewis Nunn, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The company’s product line runs a whole-grain gamut, including stone-ground sorghum flour, paleo-style muesli and whole wheat-pearl couscous, along with energy bars and cake and soup mixes. Alex Williams, New York Times, 13 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for muesli 

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Word History


borrowed from Swiss German Müesli, diminutive of Mues "soft food, mush, pulp," going back to Old High German muos, going back to West Germanic *mōsa- "food, soft food" (whence Old Saxon, Old English & Old Frisian mōs "food, prepared food"), probably from *mōt-, lengthened grade derivative of *mati- "food" + a suffixal -t- — more at meat

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muesli was in 1939

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“Muesli.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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