parfait

noun
par·​fait | \ pär-ˈfā How to pronounce parfait (audio) \

Definition of parfait

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

Examples of parfait in a Sentence

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First Known Use of parfait

1894, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parfait

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

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The first known use of parfait was in 1894

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13 Sep 2021

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“Parfait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parfait. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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parfait

noun

English Language Learners Definition of parfait

: a cold dessert made usually of layers of ice cream, fruit, and syrup with whipped cream on top

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