variants or less commonly smorrebrod
plural -s
: an hors d'oeuvre served in Danish style on a slice of buttered bread

Word History


Danish smørrebrød, from smør butter + brød bread; akin to Old Norse smör, smjör fat, butter and to Old Norse brauth bread

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“Smørrebrød.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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