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smörgåsbord (plural smörgåsbords)

  1. Alternative form of smorgasbord
    • 1944, Bulletin of the American Institute of Swedish Arts, Literature, and Science:
      “ … Of course, we have nothing to equal your wonderful smörgåsbords here in England. Food is scarce, except for the army which provides bountiously. Speaking of smörgåsbord reminds me that we have not had a songfest for ages. []
    • 1958, John J. Murray, editor, The Heritage of the Middle West, Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, page 19:
      Swedish smörgåsbords, Italian spaghetti with Chianti and garlic Vienna bread, Wiener Schnitzel. It all depends upon where one goes to eat.
    • 2004, Buenos Aires, 2nd edition, Time Out; Penguin Travel, Penguin Books, →ISBN, page 113, column 1:
      [] which stands out more – the wooden sculptures and verdant garden or the fresh oysters and piled-up smörgåsbords, which go down great with a sampler of ice-cold vodka and aquavit shots.
    • 2015, Julie Murray, “Life in Sweden”, in Sweden (Explore the Countries), Minneapolis, Minn.: Big Buddy Books, Abdo Publishing, →ISBN, pages 26–27:
      Swedes are known to eat smörgåsbords. [] Smörgåsbords are placed on a table.



Compound of smörgås (sandwich) +‎ bord (table).


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  • IPA(key): /ˈsmœrɡɔsˌbuːrd/, [ˈsmœ̞ɹːɡɔsˌbuːɖ]
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smörgåsbord n

  1. a smorgasbord (buffet with many small dishes)
  2. (figuratively) a smorgasbord (large, diverse collection of things)


Declension of smörgåsbord 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative smörgåsbord smörgåsbordet smörgåsbord smörgåsborden
Genitive smörgåsbords smörgåsbordets smörgåsbords smörgåsbordens


  • English: smorgasbord

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