Definition of pumpernickel
: a dark coarse sourdough bread made of unbolted rye flour
Recent Examples of pumpernickel from the Web
The bagel flavors utilized included plain, sesame, rye, and pumpernickel—why no everything?!—which made for a slightly sweet, dark lager.
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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