See also: gateau

English Edit

Noun Edit

gâteau (plural gâteaux or gâteaus)

  1. Alternative form of gateau
    • 2016, Martha Grimes, ‎Ken Grimes, Double Double: A Dual Memoir of Alcoholism (page 88)
      Julie was a froster, the glamour job at the factory. She wore her cute white hat cocked at a jaunty angle while working a big white bag of frosting, twisting it rapidly in her hands to create the various designs on top of the gâteaux.

French Edit

Etymology Edit

Inherited from Middle French gasteau, from Old French gastel, from Frankish *wastil, from Proto-Germanic *wastilaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wes- (to eat; consume). Compare Old English wist (food; provision; feast) and obsolete English wastel, Sicilian guasteḍḍa (a kind of round bread).

Pronunciation Edit

Noun Edit

gâteau m (plural gâteaux)

  1. a sponge cake, i.e. a cake made with a chemical leavening agent (e.g. baking powder), making it light and airy (as opposed to a denser torte)
  2. (Louisiana) a cookie

Hypernyms Edit

Derived terms Edit

Further reading Edit

Anagrams Edit