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fagot Tweet Definition of fagot Like Definition of fagot on Facebook
noun
  1. A bundle of sticks, twigs, or small branches of trees bound together.
  2. (context, slang, chiefly, US) A (male) homosexual.
  3. NATO code name for the Soviet w:Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG?-15, MiG?-15 fighter aircraft.
  4. Old English nomenclature for a bassoon. (rfv-sense)
falafel Tweet Definition of falafel Like Definition of falafel on Facebook
noun
  1. A Middle-Eastern food in the form of balls made from chickpeas and other ingredients. Often served in a roll.
  2. (Australia, regional) A falafel roll.
farce Tweet Definition of farce Like Definition of farce on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A style of humor marked by broad improbabilities with little regard to regularity or method; compare sarcasm
  2. (countable) A motion picture or play featuring this style of humor.
    The that we saw last night had us laughing and shaking our heads at the same time.
  3. (uncountable) A situation abounding with ludicrous incidents
    The first month of labor negotiations was a .
  4. (uncountable) A ridiculous or empty show
    The political arena is a mere , with all sorts of fools trying to grab power.
farina Tweet Definition of farina Like Definition of farina on Facebook
noun
  1. A fine flour or meal made from cereal grains or from the starch or fecula of vegetables, extracted by various processes, and used in cookery.
farinaceous Tweet Definition of farinaceous Like Definition of farinaceous on Facebook
adjective
  1. made from, or rich in starch or flour
  2. having a floury texture; grainy
feta Tweet Definition of feta Like Definition of feta on Facebook
noun
  1. A variety of curd cheese made from sheep"s or goat"s milk and originating from Greece.
fettuccine Tweet Definition of fettuccine Like Definition of fettuccine on Facebook
noun
  1. Long, flat ribbons of pasta, cut from a rolled-out sheet; identical in form to tagliatelle.
file Tweet Definition of file Like Definition of file on Facebook
noun
  1. A collection of papers collated and archived together.
  2. In computers, an aggregation of data on a storage device.
verb (fil, ing)
  1. (transitive) To commit official papers to some office
  2. (transitive) To place in an archive in a logical place and order
  3. (transitive) To store a file (1) on a storage medium such as a disc or another computer.
filet Tweet Definition of filet Like Definition of filet on Facebook
noun
  1. A narrow strip of ribbon, material or meat.
fill Tweet Definition of fill Like Definition of fill on Facebook
noun
  1. The full amount which a person can eat and/or drink.
Don't feed him anymore, he's had his fill.
filling Tweet Definition of filling Like Definition of filling on Facebook
noun
  1. Anything that is used to fill something.
  2. The contents of a pie, etc.
  3. (context, dentistry) A piece of amalgam used to fill a cavity in a tooth.
verb
  1. (present participle of, fill)
adjective
  1. Of food, that satisfies the appetite by filling the stomach
a meal
filo Tweet Definition of filo Like Definition of filo on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, phyllo)
finger food Tweet Definition of finger food Like Definition of finger food on Facebook
noun
  1. Food that can be eaten with one's hands, as opposed to requiring utensils; often appetizers and snacks.
He didn't serve a full lunch or dinner at the party, but there was plenty of to munch.
fish and chips Tweet Definition of fish and chips Like Definition of fish and chips on Facebook
noun
  1. A meal of fish fry, fried in batter and served with chips (fried potatoes), popular in the United Kingdom.
fish cake Tweet Definition of fish cake Like Definition of fish cake on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, fishcake)
fish knife Tweet Definition of fish knife Like Definition of fish knife on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, fish-knife)
fish slice Tweet Definition of fish slice Like Definition of fish slice on Facebook
noun
  1. A kitchen utensil used to turn foodstuffs in a frying pan. Commonly, burgers and omelettes.
Would you pass me that , please; I'm making a mess trying to turn this omelette.
fish stick Tweet Definition of fish stick Like Definition of fish stick on Facebook
noun (pluralfish sticks)
  1. A rectangular finger of fish coated in breadcrumbs that is cooked by frying or grilling.
flambe Tweet Definition of flambe Like Definition of flambe on Facebook
adjective
  1. alternative spelling of flambé
flan Tweet Definition of flan Like Definition of flan on Facebook
noun
  1. type of custard dessert, popular in Spanish-speaking countries
  2. (numismatics) a flat metal disk used to strike coins
flapjack Tweet Definition of flapjack Like Definition of flapjack on Facebook
noun
  1. A pancake.
Sven ordered a stack of flapjacks with maple syrup, two strips of bacon, and an egg, sunny side up.
flatbread Tweet Definition of flatbread Like Definition of flatbread on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. crispbread
  2. any of various kinds of unleavened bread
floating island Tweet Definition of floating island Like Definition of floating island on Facebook
noun
  1. a French cold dessert consisting of an "island" of meringue, made of egg whites and sugar, floating in a "sea" of custard.
florentine Tweet Definition of florentine Like Definition of florentine on Facebook
adjective
  1. of, or relating to Florence in Italy
  2. cooked or served with spinach
  3. (martial arts) using two weapons, in the same manner as the slang term "monkey".
flour Tweet Definition of flour Like Definition of flour on Facebook
noun
  1. wheat flour.
  2. ground or milled grain or cereal.
  3. powder of other material, e.g., wood flour produced by sanding wood.
verb
  1. To apply flour to (something); to cover with flour.
flummery Tweet Definition of flummery Like Definition of flummery on Facebook
noun (flummeries)
  1. empty or meaningless talk
  2. deceptive or blustering speech; bullshit
    • 1940: Rex Stout, Over My Dead Body - "Pfui! This is !"
      1. custard; any of several bland, gelatinous foodstuffs made from strained oatmeal and flour
foie gras Tweet Definition of foie gras Like Definition of foie gras on Facebook
noun
  1. The fattened liver of goose, geese or ducks, used for gourmet cooking.
fontina Tweet Definition of fontina Like Definition of fontina on Facebook
noun
  1. a pale yellow cheese from Valle d'Aosta in Italy
fortune cookie Tweet Definition of fortune cookie Like Definition of fortune cookie on Facebook
noun
  1. A type of hollow snack, common in Westernized Chinese food, containing a message on a narrow strip of paper.
  2. (context, Computing): A quote-of-the-day feature (especially on
    • nix systems.)
Frank Tweet Definition of Frank Like Definition of Frank on Facebook
noun
  1. One of the Franks, a Germanic federation that inhabited parts of what are now France, the Low Countries and Germany.
proper noun
  1. (given name, male) originally derived from the medieval tribal name, revived in the nineteenth century and now considered as a diminutive of Francis .
Frankfurter Tweet Definition of Frankfurter Like Definition of Frankfurter on Facebook
proper noun
  1. One who is from Frankfurt, Germany.
frappe Tweet Definition of frappe Like Definition of frappe on Facebook
noun
  1. Liqueur poured over shaved ice.
  1. (context, New England) Thick milkshake containing ice cream.
freezer Tweet Definition of freezer Like Definition of freezer on Facebook
noun
  1. a container or room used to store food or other perishable items at temperatures below 273 Kelvin.
freezer burn Tweet Definition of freezer burn Like Definition of freezer burn on Facebook
noun
  1. dessication, Dessication caused by keeping in a freezer too long.
French Tweet Definition of French Like Definition of French on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A Romance language spoken primarily in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Quebec and many former French colonies.
  2. (context, preceded by the and plural in form) The people of France collectively.
The and the English have often been at war.
  1. (informal) vulgar, Vulgar language.
Pardon my .
verb (French, es)
  1. (transitive) To prepare food by cutting it into strips.
  2. (transitive) To kiss (another person) while inserting one"s tongue into the his or her mouth.
  3. (intransitive) To kiss in this manner.
adjective
  1. Of or relating to France.
the border with Italy
  1. Of or relating to the French people.
customs
  1. Of or relating to the French language.
verbs
french toast Tweet Definition of french toast Like Definition of french toast on Facebook
noun
  1. food prepared by dipping bread into egg batter and frying.
  • usage note: not inherently capitalized. This use of french has lost its connection to the country France.
  • : I'd like syrup on my french toast.
fricassee Tweet Definition of fricassee Like Definition of fricassee on Facebook
noun
  1. meat or poultry cut into small pieces, stewed or fried and served in its own gravy.
fried Tweet Definition of fried Like Definition of fried on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, fry)
adjective
  1. cooked by frying
  2. (colloquial) (context, of computer equipment) broken as a result of excessive heat or an electrical surge
    • looks like your motherboard is
frittata Tweet Definition of frittata Like Definition of frittata on Facebook
noun
  1. a form of omelette in which vegetables, cheese etc are mixed into the eggs and cooked together
fritter Tweet Definition of fritter Like Definition of fritter on Facebook
noun
  1. A dish made by deep-frying food coated in batter.
verb
  1. (intransitive) (often with about or around) To occupy oneself idly or without clear purpose, to tinker with an unimportant part of a project, to dally, sometimes as a form of procrastination.
    I was supposed to do work, but I frittered around all afternoon.
    He can't figure out how to finish the paper he's writing, so he's resorted to frittering with the fonts.
frost Tweet Definition of frost Like Definition of frost on Facebook
noun
  1. A cover of minute ice crystals on objects that are exposed to the air. Some of these are tree branches, plant stems, leaves, wires, poles, vehicles, rooftops, or aircraft skin. Frost is the same process by which dew is formed except that the temperature of the frosted object is below freezing. Frost can be light or heavy.
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 47.
    • : It is more probable, in almost every country of Europe, that there will be sometime in January, than that the weather will continue open throughout that whole month ;
      1. The cold weather that would cause frost as in (1) to form.
verb
  1. To coat something (eg a cake) with white icing to resemble frost
  2. To anger or annoy
I think the boss's decision frosted him, a bit.
frosted Tweet Definition of frosted Like Definition of frosted on Facebook
adjective
  1. to have frost present; frosty
Eiswein is made from grapes.
  1. to appear to have frost
She installed windows since there is a clear view of her bathroom from her neighbor's bedroom.
  1. (slang) To be extremely intoxicated.
I am so now that I drank that 12 pack.
frosting Tweet Definition of frosting Like Definition of frosting on Facebook
noun
  1. A sugary coating for cakes and other baked goods.
verb
  1. Present participle of to frost.
frozen Tweet Definition of frozen Like Definition of frozen on Facebook
verb
  1. (past participle of, freeze)
    • The mammoth was shortly after death.
adjective
  1. The state of that which freezes; in ice form.
    • The mammoth has been for ten thousand years.
      1. immobilized
    • I just stood as the robber pointed at me with his gun.''
fruitcake Tweet Definition of fruitcake Like Definition of fruitcake on Facebook
noun
  1. A cake containing dried fruits and, optionally, nuts, citrus peel and spice.
  2. (slang) A crazy or eccentric person.
  3. (context, slang, pejorative) A male homosexual.
fry Tweet Definition of fry Like Definition of fry on Facebook
noun (pl=fries)
  1. (usually in plural fries) (mainly Canada and US) A fried potato.
  2. (context, Ireland, UK) A meal of fried sausages, bacon, eggs, etc.
fryer Tweet Definition of fryer Like Definition of fryer on Facebook
noun
  1. A container for frying food.
  2. A young chicken suitable for frying; a pullet
fudge Tweet Definition of fudge Like Definition of fudge on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) A type of very sweet candy or confection. Often used in the US synonymously with chocolate fudge.
Have you tried the vanilla ? It's delicious!
  1. A deliberately misleading or vague answer; a less than perfect decision or solution.
verb (fudg, ed)
  1. (intransitive) To try to avoid giving a direct answer; to waffle or equivocate.
When I asked them if they had been at the party, they fudged.
  1. To alter something from its true state, as to hide a flaw or uncertainty. Always deliberate, but not necessarily dishonest or immoral.
The results of the experiment looked impressive, but it turned out the numbers had been fudged.
I had to the lighting to get the color to look good.
fusion Tweet Definition of fusion Like Definition of fusion on Facebook
noun
  1. The act of melting or to liquify something by heating it
  2. The merge, merging of similar or different elements into a union
  3. (physics) A nuclear reaction in which nuclei combine to form more massive nuclei with the concomitant release of energy
  4. Music that blends disparate genres; especially types of jazz
  5. A style of cooking that combines ingredients and techniques from different countries or cultures

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