Definition of graham in English:



North American
  • Denoting or made from wholewheat flour that has not been sifted.

    ‘a box of graham crackers’
    ‘bread made with graham flour’
    • ‘In a food processor, add the graham crackers, sugar, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves.’
    • ‘They start to cook turnips and eat graham crackers, as they wait for their mother to come home.’
    • ‘In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and butter and mix until just combined, about two minutes.’
    • ‘Does the idea of drinking graham cracker milk gruel make you laugh or feel ill or both?’
    • ‘But when you try to make American-style cheesecake in France, you quickly run into a procurement hurdle: neither cream cheese or graham crackers are readily available.’
    • ‘The cake, which was always prepared a day before the holiday, had a graham cracker crust and a cream cheese filling.’
    • ‘When my father did not immediately reappear, I went downstairs and got myself graham crackers and jam.’
    • ‘I had milk and an orange and some graham crackers and a bagel and some cookies.’
    • ‘Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and stir.’
    • ‘Anabel laughed as she put the roasted marshmallows on some graham crackers.’
    • ‘Mix in graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar.’
    • ‘Pearl barley, cracked wheat, graham flour and popcorn also make the whole-grain grade.’
    • ‘I keep graham crackers and peanut butter in my desk drawer.’
    • ‘Eat foods high in fiber such as beans, potatoes, broccoli, corn, graham crackers, and popcorn.’
    • ‘At snack time one day, the children used graham crackers, peanut butter, and raisins to create edible treasure maps.’


Mid 19th century: named after Sylvester Graham (1794–1851), an American advocate of dietary reform.