A kind of rusk or biscuit that is sliced and toasted after baking.
A usually sweetened bread first baked as a loaf and later cut into slices and toasted.
Other Word Forms
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.