Definition of croque-monsieur in US English:



  • A fried or grilled cheese and ham sandwich.

    ‘I ordered a croque-monsieur and a citron presse’
    • ‘You can choose from breakfast fare (French toast, spinach and Gruyère omelets) or heartier items (grilled rainbow trout, croque-monsieurs).’
    • ‘Then she caught wind of croque-monsieur, an affordable Parisian classic.’
    • ‘I want a burger rather than a croque-monsieur.’
    • ‘The speaker looked pained, as if I'd suggested putting ketchup on my croque-monsieur.’
    • ‘The bar coaches offer you a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, a variety of hot and cold dishes, sandwiches, croque-monsieurs or fresh salads, for consumption in the coach or to take away.’
    • ‘There are sandwiches of all sorts: panini, open-faced, subs, croque-monsieurs, cheesesteaks.’


French, literally ‘bite (a) man’.