nou·​gat | \ ˈnü-gət How to pronounce nougat (audio) , especially British -ˌgä\

Definition of nougat

: a confection of nuts or fruit pieces in a sugar paste

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His chief of staff has been to Spain and brought back big wedges of nougat for everyone. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "In the Eye of the Kavanaugh Storm," 21 Sep. 2018 In the living room—an almond-pale space anchored by an oversize sofa that seems to float atop a mirrored base—pillows of nougat-beige mink made in Mendel's workshops are scattered here and there. Kristina Stewart Ward, ELLE Decor, "Gilles Mendel's Fashion-Forward Home," 5 Jan. 2010 Eat the top part first and save the nougat for last... Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "'Dump him.' People can't get over the way this woman's boyfriend eats a Kit Kat bar," 5 June 2018 Unable to get permits from the health department in Folsom, Calif., to manufacture her family nougat recipe, Adeliza McHugh pivoted, and instead made art history. Leah Ollman,, "This Candy Store wasn't a candy store: Remembering a California gallery that made art stars," 3 July 2018 The post that caught my eye was just a soft pink-and-white terrazzo tile alongside a black-and-yellow one, and one that looked like torrone, the nutty Italian nougat. Jessica Furseth, Curbed, "How terrazzo made a comeback," 13 June 2018 Tea Forte, 91 Newbury Tea Forte sells 93 types of tea and features a tasting table where customers can sample fun flavors like caramel nougat and raspberry ganache. Janelle Nanos,, "Here’s a look at the new shops opening on Newbury Street this summer," 25 May 2018 Last month the bars included one with peanut cake, peanut butter nougat, milk chocolate mousse and salted caramel mousse that might remind you of Snickers. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Savoring the sweets life at Batches bakery in Milwaukee's Third Ward," 8 May 2018 The tasty milk chocolate exterior, the smooth, airy nougat, the gooey caramel. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Milky Way's Newest Flavor Has Us So Excited," 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nougat

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nougat

French, from Occitan, from Old Occitan nogat, from noga nut, from Vulgar Latin *nuca, from Latin nuc-, nux — more at nut

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The first known use of nougat was in 1827

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English Language Learners Definition of nougat

: a sweet candy that usually contains nuts or pieces of fruit


nou·​gat | \ ˈnü-gət How to pronounce nougat (audio) \

Kids Definition of nougat

: a candy consisting of a sugar paste with nuts or fruit pieces

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