zwieback

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Zwieback, from zwie- "twi-" + backen "bake" (twice-baked), a calque of Italian biscotto.[1]

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

Noun[edit]

zwieback (plural zwiebacks)

Zwieback
  1. a usually sweetened bread enriched with eggs that is baked and then sliced and toasted until dry and crisp
  2. a teething food for toddler children