See also: Rusk

English

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Etymology

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Spanish or Portuguese rosca (a twist or roll of bread)

Pronunciation

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Noun

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rusk (countable and uncountable, plural rusks)

 
Zwieback
  1. a rectangular, hard, dry biscuit
  2. a twice-baked bread, slices of bread baked until they are hard and crisp (also called a zwieback)
    • 1956, Delano Ames, chapter 25, in Crime out of Mind[1]:
      A newly-arrived couple at the next table [] admitted that “this was more like” and that if the Alpenrose could also produce a proper cup of tea it would be just like home. Bill Andreyef, who was eating a lightly-boiled egg and a rusk, regarded the other diners with resentment.
  3. a weaning food for children
  4. a cereal binder used in meat product manufacture

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Faroese

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Etymology

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Compare Old Norse rosk.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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rusk n (genitive singular rusks, plural rusk)

  1. waste, rubbish, garbage

Declension

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Declension of rusk
n3 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative rusk ruskið rusk ruskini
accusative rusk ruskið rusk ruskini
dative ruski ruskinum ruskum ruskunum
genitive rusks rusksins ruska ruskanna

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology

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From ruske.

Noun

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rusk n (definite singular rusket, indefinite plural rusk, definite plural ruska or ruskene)

  1. waste, rubbish, garbage

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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Old Norse ruskr

Noun

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rusk n (definite singular rusket, indefinite plural rusk, definite plural ruska)

  1. a large specimen of something

Etymology 2

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From ruske.

Noun

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rusk n (definite singular rusket, indefinite plural rusk, definite plural ruska)

  1. waste, dust

Etymology 3

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Related to ruse.

Noun

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rusk n (definite singular rusket, indefinite plural rusk, definite plural ruska)

  1. sour weather with rain and wind; drizzle

Etymology 4

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Likely from ruske.

Adjective

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rusk (masculine and feminine rusk, neuter ruskt, definite singular and plural ruske, comparative ruskare, indefinite superlative ruskast, definite superlative ruskaste)

  1. crazy

References

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  • Entry rusk in: Bokmålsordboka / Nynorskordboka by Universitetet i Oslo & Språkrådet.

Swedish

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Noun

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rusk n

  1. bad rainy (or snowy) weather
    Synonym: ruskväder
    regn och rusk
    bad rainy weather (idiomatic)

Declension

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Declension of rusk 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative rusk rusket
Genitive rusks ruskets

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