rusk

noun \ ˈrəsk \

Definition of rusk

1 : hard crisp bread originally used as ship's stores
2 : a sweet or plain bread baked, sliced, and baked again until dry and crisp

Origin and Etymology of rusk

modification of Spanish & Portuguese rosca coil, twisted roll


Rusk

biographical name \ ˈrəsk \

Definition of Rusk

(David) Dean 1909–1994 U.S. Secretary of State (1961–69)

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Definition of rusk for English Language Learners

  • : a dry, hard cookie that is eaten especially by young children


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