(tennis, slang) A score of 6-0 in a set (after the shape of a bagel, which looks like a zero).
Other Word Forms of Bagel
Origin of Bagel
From Yiddish בייגל (beygl), ultimately from Old High German bouc, boug- (“ring, bracelet”), from Old High German boug (“ring”), from Proto-Germanic *baug- (“ring”) plus Proto-Germanic *-il (“noun suffix”); cf. obsolete English bee (“metal ring, bracelet”), Middle English bege, beh, Old English bēag, bēah, Old Frisian bāg, Old Saxon bōg, Middle Low German bōg, Old Norse baugr, all from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (“ring”); also compare dialectal Austrian German Beugel, Beigel.
Yiddish beygl from Middle High German böugel diminutive of bouc ring from Old High German boug bheug- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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