crul·​ler | \ ˈkrə-lər How to pronounce cruller (audio) \

Definition of cruller

1 : a small sweet cake in the form of a twisted strip fried in deep fat
2 Northern & Midland : an unraised doughnut

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Seventeen, to be exact—a baker’s dozen plus a few crullers thrown in for good measure, all crammed into one bullpen, waiting to be used. Jon Tayler,, "The New World of Cost-Conscious Baseball Has No Room for Dave Dombrowski," 10 Sep. 2019 The jerk meat is usually accompanied by starchy breadfruit, yam and a barely-sweet cruller called festival. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, "Taking a family vacation to Jamaica? 10 reasons to leave your all-inclusive resort," 29 July 2019 Housed in the former location of beloved institution Puck’s Donuts, Case pays tribute to the former 40-year tenant with a full range of fried dough, from classic crullers to organic, vegan varieties. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "Why This Oregon Town Could Be the Next Napa," 8 Aug. 2018 Wylie Dufresne, who became a leading practitioner of a scientific cooking style known as molecular gastronomy in the 2000s, now slings cake doughnuts, crullers and coffee at Du’s Donuts inside the William Vale Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jeanette Settembre, WSJ, "Wylie Dufresne, Famed Molecular Chef, Reinvents the Doughnut," 13 May 2018 Sponsor Grebe's Bakery is donating mini crullers for the event. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "For Wauwatosa cops, Donut Dash and national bike ride have deeper meanings," 10 Apr. 2018 That’s because owner Amy Davis Norcross taps her family recipes, the tarts included, as well as the crullers. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "5 new chocolate and dessert shops in and around Indianapolis," 12 Feb. 2018 While April loves a good pub, the neighborhood is also home to an unexpected wealth of international flavors, whether digging into dosas in Curry Hill or queuing for crullers at Daily Provisions. S.pellegrino, Bon Appetit, "April Bloomfield’s Favorite East Side Eats," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of cruller

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cruller

Dutch krulle, a twisted cake, from krul curly, from Middle Dutch crul — more at curl

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English Language Learners Definition of cruller

US : a sweet food made from a piece of dough that has been twisted and fried

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