pâ·​tis·​sier pä-tis-ˈyā How to pronounce pâtissier (audio)
variants or patissier
: a pastry chef

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In Paris, your petit patissier can learn how to bake French bread and croissants with Sophibee Family Travel, which offers a multi-city European tour designed for families with kids of all ages, from toddler to teen. Debra Kamin, Condé Nast Traveler, 11 July 2022 With mouth-watering morsels of coconut praline, white coffee ganache, and vanilla caramel, this advent calendar from French patissier Patrice Chapon will instantly transport their tastebuds to the sweet shops in Paris. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 22 Nov. 2022 Downstairs, guests dine under vaulted stone ceiling with the chef patissier greeting them as they are shown the way by the personable Julien, Marie-Lou or Estefania. Rooksana Hossenally, Forbes, 18 Jan. 2022 A: Chocolate is my weakness, and while in France, a patissier will make profiteroles in the same way — filled with ice cream — but the tops are usually drowning in chocolate sauce. Mary G. Pepitone, kansascity, 25 July 2017 Gérard Mulot, the patissier down the street, is famous for his quiches. Dorrie Greenspan, The Denver Post, 18 Apr. 2017

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Word History


French pâtissier, from Old French pasticier, from Old French *pastitz cake

First Known Use

1596, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pâtissier was in 1596

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“Pâtissier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/p%C3%A2tissier. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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