zwieback

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English[edit]

Zwieback

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

zwieback (plural zwiebacks)

  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

References[edit]

  1. ^ zwieback” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.; though it gives Zweiback as the source.