pate a choux

\ (ˌ)pä-tä-ˈshü How to pronounce pate a choux (audio) \

Definition of pate a choux

: a very light dough used to make pastries : choux pastry … the French pastry dough pate a choux, which is also responsible for cream puffs and eclairs.— Meghan Splawn

First Known Use of pate a choux

1847, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pate a choux

borrowed from French pâte à choux — more at choux pastry

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pate a choux

Statistics for pate a choux

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for pate a choux

The first known use of pate a choux was in 1847

See more words from the same year

Comments on pate a choux

What made you want to look up pate a choux? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


friendly or mild

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!