Definition of brack in English:

brack

noun

Irish
  • A cake or bun containing dried fruit.

    • ‘The competition for November is for a home-made brack.’
    • ‘A glance into one of the bags could reveal anything such as toys, apples, bracks.’
    • ‘Entrants will be invited to bake a brack and bring along their home-made barmbrack to a special afternoon tea event and prize-giving at the museum on Saturday, October 25.’
    • ‘Further events include the Rathdowney / Donoghmore Vintage Car Outing, the tea brack competition sponsored by the Kitchen and Foodhall, Portlaoise, the dog show and the junior hunt chase.’
    • ‘And there are plenty of people enjoying all the Halloween bracks that were given out on the night!’
    • ‘But although these 12 came out on top, they weren't the only lucky ones, as many others went home with bracks!’
    • ‘On one occasion she mistakenly entered a half-cooked brack and won first place!’
    • ‘Once again, the cuppa tea and sandwiches and brack provided by Johnny and Mary Flaherty at half-time was very welcome.’
    • ‘There will also be a fine array of seasonal bracks among the prizes this week.’
    • ‘One of the most popular Christmas lines is brack, either the traditional Yorkshire variety or the new sticky stem ginger brack.’
    • ‘So much so that we could not manage a piece of Botham's famous Yorkshire brack with butter described as ‘moist, fruity in an infusion of Resolution tea’.’
    • ‘In the deepening dark, over endless cups of Barry tea, and slices of brack (this detail compounds the sense of ritual), she confides the details of a life lived out in fear and cowed confinement, and of dreams imploded.’
    • ‘It's on a bleak January day, the first football Sunday of the year that you appreciate a welcome cuppa of hot tea and the sandwiches and brack prepared for the match officials on match day in Tuam Stadium.’
    • ‘Mugs of tea surreptitiously laced with whiskey were handed around while biscuits, cakes and bracks, compliments of O'Hara's of Foxford, were as plentiful as confetti at a wedding.’
    • ‘Her beautiful sausage rolls, salmon roulade, really special tea brack and strawberry and raspberry swiss rolls disappeared as quickly as they were handed around.’
    • ‘The November competition is for the best homebaked Hallow'een brack.’
    • ‘Afterwards the congregation was invited to the assembly hall where the ladies served up a wonderful tea with all sorts of cakes, brack and home-made biscuits.’
    • ‘During the interval a variety of edibles including bracks and soft drinks were served by the members of Friends of Aras Attracta.’
    • ‘A brack with large currants and raisins was a treat and roast apples with custard and sugar was eaten heartily.’
    • ‘Business was brisk and it wasn't long before the customers departed, bearing away the delicious cakes, tarts, mince pies, bread and bracks together with other miscellaneous goods.’

Origin

Shortening of barmbrack.

Pronunciation

brack

/brak/