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A fried or grilled cheese and ham sandwich.
- ‘Then she caught wind of croque-monsieur, an affordable Parisian classic.’
- ‘There are sandwiches of all sorts: panini, open-faced, subs, croque-monsieurs, cheesesteaks.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I want a burger rather than a croque-monsieur.’
- ‘You can choose from breakfast fare (French toast, spinach and Gruyère omelets) or heartier items (grilled rainbow trout, croque-monsieurs).’
- ‘The speaker looked pained, as if I'd suggested putting ketchup on my croque-monsieur.’
French, literally ‘bite (a) man’.
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