What does pretzel mean?

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ˈprɛt səlpret·zel

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pretzel(noun)

    glazed and salted cracker typically in the shape of a loose knot

Wiktionary

  1. pretzel(Noun)

    A toasted bread or cracker usually in the shape of a loose knot.

  2. pretzel(Noun)

    Anything that is knotted, twisted, or tangled.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pretzel(noun)

    a kind of German biscuit or cake in the form of a twisted ring, salted on the outside

  2. Origin: [G. pretzel, bretzel. Cf. Bretzel.]

Freebase

  1. Pretzel

    A pretzel is a type of baked food made from dough in soft and hard varieties and savory or sweet flavors in a unique knot-like shape, originating in Europe. The pretzel shape is a distinctive symmetrical looped form, with the ends of a long strip of dough intertwine brought together and then twisted back onto itself in a certain way. Pretzels in stick form may also be called pretzels in the English-speaking context. For seasoning and decoration various glazes, salt crystals, sugar and various seeds or nuts can be used. The size varies from large enough for one to be a sufficient serving, to much smaller. A bread pretzel popular in southern Germany and adjoining German-speaking areas, as well as in some areas of the United States, is made from wheat flour, water and yeast, usually sprinkled with coarse salt, hand-sized and made for consumption on the same day. It is relatively soft, rather than brittle. To avoid confusion with any other kind of pretzel, German speakers call this variety "Laugenbrezel" because it is dipped in lye solution before baking. Sweet pastry pretzels with many textures, toppings and coatings, are made. Crisp hard pretzels, e.g. pretzel sticks and a variety of shapes basically made from the same ingredients, have evolved from the lye pretzel by baking out excess moisture, thereby increasing shelf life and crispness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pretzel

    pret′sel, n. a brittle biscuit, cracknel. [Ger.,—Old High Ger. brizilla, prezitella—Low L. bracellus, also braciolum, a kind of cake.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. PRETZEL

    The bar-keeper's promoter.

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How to say pretzel in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretzel in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pretzel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of pretzel in a Sentence

  1. Carmela Stamper:

    Feeding the odd potato chip or pretzel probably won’t do any harm.

  2. Nick Nuttall:

    I don't know what (the delegates) are discussing over a beer or a pretzel, but in the hallways here, no.

  3. Laura Bush:

    You till be glad to know the President is practicing safe snacks. in reference to her husband's fainting spell caused by a pretzel

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