Zwieback Definition

swēbăk, -bäk, swī-, zwē-, zwī-
noun
A kind of rusk or biscuit that is sliced and toasted after baking.
Webster's New World

A teething food for toddler children.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
  • twice-baked bread
  • brussels-biscuit
  • rusk
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Other Word Forms of Zwieback

Noun

Singular:
zwieback
Plural:
zwiebacks

Origin of Zwieback

  • German zwie- twice (from Middle High German zwi-) (from Old High German dwo- in Indo-European roots) backen to bake (from Middle High German) (from Old High German bahhan, backan)

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

  • ^ “zwieback” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).; though it gives Zweiback as the source.

    From Wiktionary

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