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Part of speech: noun

Origin: English, 16th century


A small piece of bread or toast, used to dip into soup or sauce or as a garnish.

Examples of Sippet in a sentence

"My favorite variation on a sippet is “toast soldiers.”"

"If Zoe can’t eat her egg with sippets, she won’t eat it at all."

About Sippet

“Sippet” is likely a diminutive of the English verb “to sop.”

Did you Know?

“Sippet” is an early term for what is today often called a “toast soldier,” a thin strip of toasted (or fried) bread intended to be dipped into soups, sauces, gravy, or eggs. The English term “soldiers” for strips of toasted bread dates back only to the 1960s, though it is now more common than “sippet.” Other locations have names of their own for sippets: In Ireland, they’re called “fingers,” and in France, they've been called “mouillettes” since at least the 19th century.

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