parfait

noun

par·​fait pär-ˈfā How to pronounce parfait (audio)
1
: a flavored custard containing whipped cream and syrup frozen without stirring
2
: a cold dessert made of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For dessert, guests had iced vanilla parfait with caramelized apples. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2022 Alternately, skip the pie entirely and make the pumpkin mousse and pecan butterscotch for an easier, parfait-like take on Thanksgiving’s classic dessert flavors. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2022 The poor guy is moping around the beach and eating parfait bowls. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 5 Oct. 2022 Pumpkin Seed Yogurt Parfait Quell your dessert cravings with a parfait from celebrity cook, Ayesha Curry. People Staff, Peoplemag, 17 Oct. 2022 The yogurt parfait had vanilla yogurt and strawberries mixed together, with granola in a separate container to mix in afterward. Amy Schwabe, Journal Sentinel, 27 Oct. 2022 In addition to those award-winning pastries, the new Boerne location will serve a menu of breakfast items such as quiche Lorraine and a breakfast parfait as well as soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 25 Oct. 2022 Top 1 cup of plain or low-sugar Greek yogurt with 1 cup berries of choice and 1/3 cup low-sugar granola to make a simple but delectable yogurt parfait. Delia A. Hammock, M.s., Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2022 Eventually, the charcuterie program will expand to include items such as goose rillettes and duck liver parfait, Szymanski told Eater NY. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, something perfect, from parfait perfect, from Latin perfectus

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of parfait was in 1894

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Cite this Entry

“Parfait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parfait. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

parfait

noun
par·​fait pär-ˈfā How to pronounce parfait (audio)
1
: a custard containing whipped cream and syrup frozen without stirring
2
: a dessert of layers of fruit, syrup, ice cream, and whipped cream

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