Definitions for parfaitpɑrˈfeɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a dessert of layered ice cream, fruit, or syrup, and whipped cream.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a frozen dessert of flavored whipped cream or custard.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of parfait:

1890–95; < F: lit., perfect < L perfectus. See perfect

Princeton's WordNet

  1. parfait(noun)

    layers of ice cream and syrup and whipped cream


  1. parfait(Noun)

    Short for French parfait (parfait glacu00E9), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.

  2. parfait(Noun)

    Short for American parfait, a layered dessert often consisting of fruit, ice cream, pastries, whipped topping, etc. and served in a glass, often a parfait glass.

  3. Origin: From parfait


  1. Parfait

    Parfait is a French word literally meaning "perfect" commonly employed to describe a kind of frozen dessert, beginning in 1894.

Translations for parfait

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


without fault or flaw; excellent

a perfect day for a holiday; a perfect rose.

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