Definition of pumpernickel
: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
Recent Examples of pumpernickel from the Web
Every sandwich at Pom Pom’s can come on either sourdough, pumpernickel, rye or whole wheat.
All the varieties are worthwhile — there’s even a credible gluten-free bagel, no small feat — but my current favorite is the pumpernickel, made from rye and crushed caraway.
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Origin and Etymology of pumpernickel
German, from pumpern to break wind + Nickel goblin; from its reputed indigestibility
First Known Use: 1738See Words from the same year
PUMPERNICKEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pumpernickel for English Language Learners
: a heavy and dark type of bread made from rye
PUMPERNICKEL Defined for Kids
Definition of pumpernickel for Students
: a dark rye bread
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