Definition of Bagel

1. Noun. (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust.

Exact synonyms: Beigel
Category relationships: Yiddish
Generic synonyms: Bun, Roll
Specialized synonyms: Onion Bagel

Definition of Bagel

1. Noun. A toroidal bread roll that is boiled before it is baked. ¹

2. Noun. (tennis slang) A score of 6-0 in a set (after the shape of a bagel, which looks like a zero). ¹

3. Noun. (slang among South African Jews) An overly materialistic and excessively groomed young man. ¹

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Definition of Bagel

1. a ring-shaped roll [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bagel

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Literary usage of Bagel

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"... tad of the church (which first owed to him their recognition ai distinct branches of study at bagel), he lived a life of great and varied usefulness ag ..."

2. Maggie's Too by Paul E. Furdon (2001)
"Salvi grabbed Derek's sleeve and suggested that they share a bagel. ... Salvi insisted that sharing a bagel would be a prudent and economical solution. ..."

3. Composition of Foods: Baked Products: Raw, Processed, Prepared (1994)
"504 Glycine g 0. 373 Proline g 1.180 Serine g 0. 508 1 2-1/2 in. mini bagel - 26 g. 3 in. bagel - 57 g. 4 in. bagel - 89 g. Amount In edible portion of ..."

4. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"If you prefer your bagel to be spiced on the inside, kneed in the spices at ... Shape the dough into a bagel and place on a plate until you are ready for ..."

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