(UK) Fritter (with a fruit or vegetable filling)
- French fritter
Other Word Forms of Beignet
Origin of Beignet
Borrowing from French beignet, from Middle French bignet, from Old French bignet (“fried dough enveloping a food substance”), a diminutive of Old French bigne, bugne, buyne (“lump, swelling”), from Old Frankish *bungjo (“lump, bump, swelling”), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“lump, heap, crowd”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (“thick, dense, fat”). Cognate with Old High German bungo ("swelling, tuber"; > German Bunge), Dutch bonk (“lump, clump”), Gothic [script?] (buggja, “tuber, swelling”). Related to bun, bunk, bunch, bunion. Also connected to Gaulish *bunia and Gaelic bonnach "cake, biscuit."
French fritter from Old French from diminutive of beigne bump, lump of Celtic origin Welsh bôn stump, base
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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