a kind of rusk or biscuit that is sliced and toasted after baking
Origin of zwiebackGerman ; from zwie-, two, twice, variant, variety of zwei, two + backen, to bake, calque of Italian biscotto, biscuit
A usually sweetened bread first baked as a loaf and later cut into slices and toasted.
Origin of zwiebackGerman : zwie-, twice (from Middle High German zwi-, from Old High German; see dwo- in Indo-European roots) + backen, to bake (from Middle High German, from Old High German bahhan, backan).
- ^ “zwieback” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).; though it gives Zweiback as the source.