Zwieback definition

swēbăk, -bäk, swī-, zwē-, zwī-
A kind of rusk or biscuit that is sliced and toasted after baking.
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A usually sweetened bread enriched with eggs that is baked and then sliced and toasted until dry and crisp.
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A teething food for toddler children.
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A usually sweetened bread first baked as a loaf and later cut into slices and toasted.
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Other Word Forms

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