Definition of nougat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈno͞oɡət/


A candy made from sugar or honey, nuts, and egg white.
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.


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

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Syllabification: nou·gat

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