pretzel

noun
pret·​zel | \ˈpret-səl \

Definition of pretzel 

: a brittle or chewy glazed usually salted slender bread often shaped like a loose knot

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The route runs past the city of Alba, a de facto truffle bazaar during the white truffle season, with sidewalk truffle salesmen as commonplace as hot pretzel vendors in New York. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Why Wine Lovers Flock to a Foggy Corner of Italy," 29 Nov. 2018 Coat pretzel rods with honey mixed with a dash of red food dye, and roll them in crushed peanuts. Mark Addison, Seventeen, "12 Genius Tips for Throwing a Spooky Halloween Party Your Friends Will Never Forget," 8 Aug. 2018 Outside food and beverages are not allowed, except for pretzel necklaces. Jen Banowetz, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Ale Fest highlights 90 craft brewers," 5 July 2018 The pretzel turkey leg sells for $14.99 (with potato chips) at SeaWorld. Dewayne Bevil, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Theme-park foods get a little freaky," 3 July 2018 Screening supervisors at airports have the discretion to decide whether, and when, to demand passengers proffer up their pretzel packs for a solo trip through the X-ray machine. Martine Powers, Anchorage Daily News, "TSA screeners nibbling away at travelers' patience. This time over snacks.," 2 July 2018 Screening supervisors at airports have the discretion to decide whether, and when, to demand that passengers proffer up their pretzel packs for a solo trip through the X-ray machine. Martine Powers, Washington Post, "It started with your shoes, then your water. Now the TSA wants your snacks.," 29 June 2018 Summer scoops include Honeycomb Crunch (vanilla ice cream with chocolate honeycomb pieces and rippled with a caramel swirl), mango raspberry, peanut butter pretzel bark, peaches and caramel, and pistachio. Darcel Rockett, chicagotribune.com, "One of the best ice cream parlors in the world can be found in Illinois: The Daily Meal," 27 June 2018 Kitchen Sink Cookie Aptly named, this treat includes both semi-sweet and milk chocolate, caramel, and pretzel pieces, baked into a salty dough. Health.com, "The 4 Healthiest Menu Items at Panera Bread (Plus 3 Things to Avoid)," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of pretzel

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pretzel

German Brezel, ultimately from Latin brachiatus having branches like arms, from brachium arm — more at brace

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pretzel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pretzel

: a long, thin piece of bread that is usually salted and shaped like a knot or stick

pretzel

noun
pret·​zel | \ˈpret-səl \

Kids Definition of pretzel

: a brown cracker that is salted and is often shaped like a loose knot

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