Definition of


  1. (noun, food) (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust

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Synonyms of Bagel


Alternate forms of Bagel

Hyponyms: onion bagel

Hypernyms: bun, roll

Origin of the word Bagel

  1. 1919, from Yiddish beygl, from M.H.G. boug- "ring, bracelet," from O.H.G. boug "a ring," related to O.E. beag "ring" (in poetry, an Anglo-Saxon lord was beaggifa "ring-giver"), from P.Gmc. *baugaz-, from PIE base *bheug- "to bend" (cf. O.H.G. biogan "to bend;" see bow (v.)). more

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