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

Examples of nougat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Menu highlights include the Not so Little Chicken Sandwich and the Choco-Smash Candy Bar (a delicious oversized candy bar with a brownie base topped with nougat, caramel, peanuts, and dark chocolate). Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 11 Sep. 2021 Asked to come up with a version of the treat, her mind went to honey nougat and granola bars. Charlotte Druckman, WSJ, 29 Apr. 2021 Once sipped, this delicious, unexpected whisky flashes with flavors suggesting tropical fruit, nougat, cashews, caramel, toasted coconut, sweet cereal notes, and a hint of salinity on the finish. Brian Freedman, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 There’s the crunch of the cookie, which blends with the chewiness from the caramel, giving an almost nougat-like feel. Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb. 2021 It must be served daily treats of turron (a tasty holiday nougat candy) and other foods, and covered with a blanket. Lorraine Allen, Travel + Leisure, 13 Dec. 2020 This special seasonal nougat is made of honey, sugar, egg whites, and roasted almonds or nuts, usually in a rectangular or circular shape. Lizz Schumer, Good Housekeeping, 4 Dec. 2020 The bars are filling and satisfying, don’t have any animal products and are packed with nuts, chocolate and cold nougat. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, 31 July 2020 The cotton fabric is machine-washable for easy cleaning and comes in two colors: nougat (a cream color) and chocolate brown. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 May 2020

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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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22 Sep 2021

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“Nougat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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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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