from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A glazed, brittle biscuit that is usually salted on the outside and baked in the form of a loose knot or a stick.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.
- n. Anything that is knotted, twisted, or tangled.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of German biscuit or cake in the form of a twisted ring, salted on the outside.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small brittle biscuit, usually baked in the form of a knot, and salted on the outside; a cracknel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot
Bending yourself into a pretzel is probably unhelpful.
It recently bought a private-label pretzel maker for $300 million.
I think the key to a good vendor pretzel is the time of day you buy it.
Since there doesn't seem to be a universal sign in ASL for pretzel, we've been using the same sign for cracker and then saying the word pretzel for Nik.
Am not a pretzel fan -- BTW when did they start making them square and not "pretzel"-shaped?
Hawk, the only reason ralph hasn’t turned you into a pretzel is he is essentially what you claimed.
Like any other words, some food words are borrowed fully (spaghetti, croissant, baklava) and some are modified a bit as they come into English (pretzel comes from the German bretzl; saffron from the Arabic زعفران “za’faran“).
July 31, 2009 at 6:48 am o noes, word pretzel be eetin mai list!
If u posting a link wif deh h t t p stuff in deh frunt, it appearz fur a nanoseccund oar two, den disappearz in2 deh ether fur an ower oar 2 wyle word pretzel nomz on it. den it horrkz it bak up.
Nao ai haz to go back 2 word pretzel and correkt it.