American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A glazed, ring-shaped roll with a tough, chewy texture, made from plain yeast dough that is dropped briefly into nearly boiling water and then baked.
- n. A toroidal bread roll that is boiled before it is baked.
- n. tennis, slang A score of 6-0 in a set (after the shape of a bagel, which looks like a zero).
- n. slang An overly materialistic and excessively groomed young man.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a glazed leavened doughnut-shaped roll with a hard crust.
- n. (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust
- From Yiddish בייגל (beygl), ultimately from Old High German bouc, boug- ("ring, bracelet"), from Old High German boug ("ring"), from Proto-Germanic *baug- (“ring”) plus Proto-Germanic *-il (“noun suffix”); cf. obsolete English bee ("metal ring, bracelet"), Middle English bege, beh, Old English bēag, bēah, Old Frisian bāg, Old Saxon bōg, Middle Low German bōg, Old Norse baugr, all from Proto-Germanic *baugaz (“ring”); also compare dialectal Austrian German Beugel, Beigel. (Wiktionary)
- Yiddish beygl, from Middle High German *böugel, diminutive of bouc, ring, from Old High German boug. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The best place I know to get a bagel is the Bagel Hole in Brooklyn (7th Ave between 12th and 13th Sts), where the bagels are small, dense, moist, and chewy.”
“Bagels or other bakery or grocery store: Plain bagel or honey whole-wheat bagel with 1 or 2 Tbsp. low-fat plain or low-fat strawberry cream cheese or whipped smoked salmon cream cheese”
“I know what REAL pizza tastes like, and I know that a bagel is much more than a roll with a hole in the middle.”
“I would like a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese on the side.”
“: D I love their multigrain bagel and their everything bagel.”
“I live a block away from this place, I would like to know who sourced their crack-cocaine, because +$6 for a bagel is utter insanity.”
“I had come across a delicious looking, sweet pumpkin bagel recipe over at Have Cake Will Travel a couple months ago and with a small surplus of the main ingredient lying wait in my freezer I made myself a plan.”
“As long as the Hollywood "Hebrews" can make a profit ... they're as happy as Mort Zuckerman in bagel heaven!”
“Would it spontaniously combust? what if I call my bagel a “bread casserole”, would it be safe then?”
“Peggy 6: a one-man moveon. org energizer bunny. funny -- liberals hate monopolies -- except when they grace (monopolize) a blog with their wisdom. like the Mon. morning 20-min bagel meeting that turns into 2 hours of kvetching about everything from a to z.”
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There are a few short lists of Yiddish words, but none appropriate to the glory of the language, and none that are open. Thought I'd start one, and would love contributions. I'm tagging as I go, an...
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Ingredients, variations, folklore, things (and people) to eat it with, etc.
Types of bread & breadmaking terms. Mainly I'm looking for plain or savoury breads but I'll accept the sweet-ish ones as long as they are more bread than cake :-)
Okay, I admit it. I made a list of words my daughter knew when she was two years old.
Looking for tweets for bagel.