muesli

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noun mues·li \ˈmyüs-lē, ˈmyüz-\

Definition of muesli

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

Origin and Etymology of muesli

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


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