parfait

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French parfait ("perfect").

Noun[edit]

parfait (plural parfaits)

  1. Short for French parfait (parfait glacé), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.
  2. Short for American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.

Quotations[edit]

  • 2005, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 379
    Brad hesitated, peering at the grid of spun sugar that jutted from his loganberry parfait.

Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French parfait ("perfect").

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈpɑrfeː]
  • Hyphenation: par‧fait

Noun[edit]

parfait

  1. parfait

Declension[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin perfectus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parfait m (feminine parfaite, masculine plural parfaits, feminine plural parfaites)

  1. perfect (exactly right)
    Le déjeuner était parfait.
    The lunch was perfect.

Noun[edit]

parfait m (plural parfaits)

  1. (grammar) perfect tense

See also[edit]


Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

parfait m (plural parfaits)

  1. (grammar) perfect tense

Old French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

parfait m

  1. perfect (faultless; without imperfection)

Descendants[edit]