I. noun 1. a long, narrow French loaf. 2. [often as modifier] — a gem, especially a diamond, cut in a long rectangular shape • a baguette diamond.
[Architecture] a small moulding, semicircular in section.
4. a slim, rectangular handbag with a short strap.
– origin early 18th cent. (in sense 3): from French, from Italian bacchetto, diminutive of bacchio, from Latin baculum ‘staff’. Sense 1 and sense 2 date from the 20th cent.