The definition of a croque-monsieur is a sandwich of ham and cheese that is dipped in batter and toasted or grilled.
An example of a croque-monsieur is a fancy grilled cheese and ham sandwich.
pl. -·sieur′, -·sieurs′
a sandwich filled with ham and cheese, either dipped in egg batter or buttered on the outside, and toasted or grilled
also written croque monsieur
Origin of croque-monsieurFr, literally , crunch-sir: see croquis and amp; monsieur; reason for name uncertain
or croque mon·sieur
A buttery sandwich of ham, cheese, and sometimes béchamel sauce, that is often dipped in egg before it is grilled.
Origin of croque-monsieurFrench : croquer, to crunch, bite (from Old French *to strike, break, of imitative origin) + monsieur, mister; see Monsieur.
- A hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich, originating from France.