pumpernickel

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English[edit]

A slice of pumpernickel bread
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Etymology[edit]

From Westphalian German Pumpernickel, from Pumper ‎(fart) (or a related form, such as pumpern) and Nickel ‎(rascal) (from the male name Nikolaus ‎(Nicholas)), possibly originating as an insult for a person or for the bread itself by outsiders.

Noun[edit]

pumpernickel ‎(uncountable)

  1. A German sourdough bread made from rye.