What does beignet mean?

beignet meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"fritter," 1835, from French beignet "fritter, eggroll, doughnut" (14c.), from Old French buigne "bump, swelling," from Frankish or other Germanic resource (compare Middle large German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (compare Gaelic bonnach).


beignet meaning in Cooking Dictionary

A French or Creole form of doughnuts. Dough or batter is deep fried and dusted with powdered sugar or glazed with a flavored syrup.


beignet meaning in General Dictionary

a deep-fried, yeast-raised doughnut dusted with confectioners' sugar


beignet - German to English

beignet [fritter]


beignet - French to English

doughnut