follow Dictionary.com

Denotation vs. Connotation

bisk

[bisk] /bɪsk/
noun
1.
bisque1 .

Bisk

or Biisk, Biysk

[byeesk] /byisk/
noun
1.
a city in the S Russian Federation in Asia, near the Ob River, SE of Barnaul.

bisque1

or bisk

[bisk] /bɪsk/
noun
1.
a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables.
2.
ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts.
Origin of bisque1
1640-1650
1640-50; < French, of uncertain origin
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for bisk
Historical Examples
British Dictionary definitions for bisk

bisk

/bɪsk/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of bisque1

Bisk

/Russian bijsk/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of Biysk

bisque1

/bɪsk/
noun
1.
a thick rich soup made from shellfish
Word Origin
C17: from French

bisque2

/bɪsk/
noun
1.
  1. a pink to yellowish tan colour
  2. (as modifier): a bisque tablecloth
2.
(ceramics) another name for biscuit (sense 4)
Word Origin
C20: shortened from biscuit

bisque3

/bɪsk/
noun
1.
(tennis, golf, croquet) an extra point, stroke, or turn allowed to an inferior player, usually taken when desired
Word Origin
C17: from French, of obscure origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for bisk

bisque

n.

soup, 1640s, bisk, from French bisque "crayfish soup" (17c.), said to be an altered form of Biscaye "Biscay." Gamillscheg says: "Volkstümliche Entlehnung aus norm. bisque 'schlechtes Getränk.'" Modern form in English from 1731.

"unglazed porcelain," 1660s, alteration of biscuit.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for bisk

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for bisk

10
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for bisk