bifteck

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Etymology[edit]

18th century, from English beefsteak with the cluster /fst/ reduced to /ft/ (or less often to /st/). The spelling was highly variable up into the 20th century until bifteck established itself, which is phonetic but adds the “un-French” -k, be it as a pseudo-English form or after the related steak (whose spelling remained unaltered).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bif.tɛk/
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Noun[edit]

bifteck m (plural biftecks)

  1. beefsteak (a steak of beef)

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