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 The vegetarian dish gets its impact from the chewy cruller, which adds significant heft to each bite. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 Sep. 2021 These smaller versions of the crullers available at Krispy Kreme stores come in 12-ounce bags. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 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,, 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, 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, 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,, 10 Sep. 2019 The jerk meat is usually accompanied by starchy breadfruit, yam and a barely-sweet cruller called festival. Mark Rogers, USA TODAY, 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, 8 Aug. 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 22 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cruller

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


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