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croque-monsieur

Definitions

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  • n. A hot grilled ham and cheese sandwich, originating from France.

Etymologies

French croque-monsieur, from croquer (to crunch) + monsieur (mister) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Avoid diphthongs, the Guggenheim Museum, and the words “sprocket,” “croque-monsieur,” and “pants” when writing an advice column.

    What’s Your Problem?

  • The bartenders are knowledgeable about the drinks, the menu — try the spiced lamb meatballs or croque-monsieur sticks — and even the four kinds of ice 1534 uses.

    The History of Drinking

  • Alex returns too late to join us; I fix him a croque-monsieur.

    Henry’s Demons

  • After all, the French classic croque-monsieur made with ham and brie is a variant, as is the Reuben, the tuna melt, and even the patty melt.

    Meathead Goldwyn: Gooey Grilled Cheese on the Grill

  • All pink meat is pretty much the same to me, so when I learned about the croque-monsieur in grade school French, I imagined it was something like the grotesque fried bologna sandwiches a classmate sometimes brought for lunch.

    Beth Perry: Croque Notes: Stalking the Best Croque-Monsieur in Paris

  • Named for the 1940s romantic drama, Partie de Campagne is the type of quirky place that puts the bathroom hand soap in a ceramic tea kettle and only lists its croque-monsieur on the kids menu.

    Beth Perry: Croque Notes: Stalking the Best Croque-Monsieur in Paris

  • Luc Sante, the NYRB and Rigney translated, allowed, and recoiled at the word preventative used adjectivally in Novels in Three Lines after which they embarked on a book tour, made back their initial investment, and threw up a previously delicious croque-monsieur.

    A Different Stripe:

  • I don't care whether it's a re-evaluation of French cycling, or greater accountability in the sport in general, or simply a croque-monsieur and a cool drink.

    Fromage for Thought: The Science of Losing

  • Admittedly, this was the sort of strike in which a disproportionate number of people carry iPhones, and at least one had a croque-monsieur on the way to the picket line.

    David Feige: Strike Two...

  • W hat I really meant, I suppose, was that it sounds like Moussaoui's a croque-monsieur.

    Is That Legal?: Or French Toast. Whatever.

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