croquette

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Borrowed from French croquette, from croquer (to crunch) + -ette (suffix indicating diminution).

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croquette (plural croquettes)

  1. (cooking) A minced, cooked food (usually meat or vegetables), which is deep-fried in fat and sometimes sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

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French[edit]

croquettes (1)
croquettes (2)

Etymology[edit]

From croquer (to crunch) +‎ -ette, 18th c.

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Noun[edit]

croquette f (plural croquettes)

  1. (cooking) croquette (minced, cooked food which is then deep-fried)
  2. (by extension) kibble (grain for use as animal feed)
  3. (informal, slightly offensive) a beanpole (a skinny and unmuscular person)

Descendants[edit]

  • Dutch: kroket
  • English: croquette
  • German: Krokette
  • Portuguese: croquete
  • Spanish: croqueta

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