rusk

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noun \ˈrəsk\

Definition of rusk

  1. 1 :  hard crisp bread originally used as ship's stores

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1595


Rusk

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biographical name \ˈrəsk\

Definition of Rusk

  1. (David) Dean 1909–1994 United States secy. of state (1961–69)


RUSK Defined for English Language Learners

rusk

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noun \ˈrəsk\

Definition of rusk for English Language Learners

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


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