Croque-monsieur meaning

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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.

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A buttery sandwich of ham, cheese, and sometimes béchamel sauce, that is often dipped in egg before it is grilled.
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A sandwich filled with ham and cheese, either dipped in egg batter or buttered on the outside, and toasted or grilled.
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A hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich, originating from France.
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Origin of croque-monsieur

  • French croquer to crunch, bite (from Old French to strike, break) (of imitative origin) monsieur mister Monsieur

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French croque-monsieur, from croquer (to crunch) + monsieur (mister)

    From Wiktionary