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 US and Midland US : an unraised doughnut

Examples of cruller in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These smaller versions of the crullers available at Krispy Kreme stores come in 12-ounce bags. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Krispy Kreme’s Mini Strawberry Crullers Are Back in Grocery Stores Now," 18 May 2020 The storefront, which is next to Union Square Café on East 19th St., was designed for grab-and-go coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and signature crullers. Kate Krader,, "Danny Meyer Expects His Dining Rooms to Remain Closed Until a Vaccine," 13 May 2020 In the second version, which takes place at the same resort, a woman was simultaneously slicing potatoes and cooking crullers in oil. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What happened to historical Midwest potato chip brands? Some of them have survived — sort of.," 30 Jan. 2020 The cruller itself is so impossibly light that I was tempted to turn it over and look for some kind of Reebok Pump apparatus on the bottom that Le Blanc used to fill it with air just before serving. Noah Kaufman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Currently Obsessed With: The Weekend-Only Donuts at the Fairmont Copley Plaza," 26 Sep. 2019 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

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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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“Cruller.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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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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