Definition of pumpernickel noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpʌmpənɪkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌmpərnɪkl//
[uncountable] (from German) Carbohydrates
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a type of heavy dark brown bread made from rye, originally from Germany and often sold in slices See related entries: Carbohydrates Word Originmid 18th cent.: transferred use of German Pumpernickel ‘lout, bumpkin’, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pumpernickel