A coarse, dark, sour bread made of unsifted rye flour.
Webster's New World
Origin of Pumpernickel
German probably from dialectal term of abuse obsolete Pumper breaking wind (from dialectal pumpern to break wind) (from Middle High German to knock) (frequentative of pumpen of imitative origin) German Nickel goblin nickel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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