Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A round Polish pastry similar to a doughnut, usually filled with fruit and topped with sugar or icing.

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  • n. A traditional Polish doughnut.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Polish pączki, pl. of pączek, bud, doughnut, diminutive of pąk, bud.

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Polish pączki, plural form of pączek.

Examples

  • New York Times writer Paul Stenquist made a gooey comparison between GM announcing that the Chevy Volt will be built in Hamtramck, whose most famous other export are those Polish jelly doughnuts known as paczki:

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  • This was my reality growing up, watching my grandmother baking "paczki" (a kind of jelly doughnut) and blueberry pierogi.

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  • The food menu includes kielbasa (Polish sausage), pierogi (stuffed dumpling), kapusta (sauerkraut), desserts and pastries ( "paczki" and poppy seed cake) - and of course authentic Polish beer!

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  • For dessert they indulge in "stewed fruit, fruit dumplings, pancakes with fruit or cheese and jam donuts called paczki (Countries and Their Cultures, 2009).

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  • Niestety nie znalazłem jeszcze paczki z tym efektem dla Kubuntu, ale w tym wypadku kompilacja ze źródeł nie powinna sprawiać kłopotów, więc jeśli ktoś chce wypróbować go na swoim pulpicie nie będzie miał problemów, jednak zanim przystąpimy do tej operacji radzę przeczytać mój wcześniejszy post o instalacji plasmoidów, który w prosty sposób wyjaśnia podstawowe zagadnienia z tym związane.

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  • If only there was a blogger in Toronto who could get me some paczki from Granowska's in Roncesvalles, that would be great.

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  • They do remind me a bit, like Rob said, of Polisch paczki.

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  • There's a large Polish community here so I'll keep my eye out for paczki.

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  • The fillings for these remind me of the fillings for paczki, delicious Polish donuts.

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  • Fiona was amazed to discover that the trays of paczki were stacked taller than her:

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  • Poor little A. Well, I don't want to orphan the word just because its booties were taken away. Also, since most of us can't type the little booties, I've only ever seen it spelled this way. :(

    February 24, 2009

  • Like this, Qroqqa? pączki

    February 24, 2009

  • Yes, the <a> wants an ogonek to keep its tootsies dry.

    February 24, 2009

  • This looks like it can't be spelled right. Do some of these letters need little hats or booties?

    February 24, 2009