Definition of nougat in English:

nougat

Line breaks: nou¦gat
Pronunciation: /ˈnuːgɑː
 
, ˈnʌgət
 
/

noun

[mass noun]
  • A sweet made from sugar or honey, nuts, and egg white: a box of nougat [as modifier]: a nougat centre [with modifier]: a Spanish almond nougat
    More example sentences
    • Baking is somewhat less important in Mediterranean countries, where nut and sugar confections such as nougat sustain the sweet toothed.
    • To begin with, it was all puddings and cakes and sweets, and I would make fudge, toffee, nougat.
    • This promised the delights of creme caramel, homemade French nougat, ice-cream and pancakes.

Origin

early 19th century: from French, from Provençal nogat, from noga 'nut'.

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