Definition of patisserie in English:


Syllabification: pa·tis·se·rie
Pronunciation: /pəˈtisərē


  • 1A shop where French pastries and cakes are sold.
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    • But in France, they are carefully hand-harvested and sold as a seasonal luxury to serve atop perfect individual custard tarts at Paris patisseries.
    • Amanda had done a lot of travelling to Italy and other European countries working in patisseries and health stores making chocolates.
    • There are boulangeries and patisseries in every town, with fresh croissants and pastries.
  • 1.1French pastries and cakes collectively.
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    • So I jumped in my little car I'd bought for £50 and went to Amsterdam where I found Dutch patisserie is probably the best in Europe.
    • Not that my visit is all patisserie and cafe au lait, goodness no.
    • He is a highly trained patisserie chef and chocolatier and has made chocolates for the Belgian royal family.


late 16th century: from French pâtisserie, from medieval Latin pasticium 'pastry', from pasta 'paste'.

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