noun crum·pet \ˈkrəm-pət\

Definition of CRUMPET

:  a small round unsweetened bread cooked on a griddle and usually split and toasted before serving

Examples of CRUMPET

  1. Because he is brainy as well as handsome, the actor is often referred to as the thinking woman's crumpet.

Origin of CRUMPET

perhaps from Middle English crompid (cake) wafer, literally, curled-up cake, from crumped, past participle of crumpen to curl up, from crump, crumb crooked, from Old English crumb; akin to Old High German krump crooked
First Known Use: 1638


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