crum·​pet | \ ˈkrəm-pət How to pronounce crumpet (audio) \

Definition of crumpet

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

Examples of crumpet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Mix and Match Bakery Gift has scones, Belgian waffles, tea bread, English muffin breads, sweet rolls, crumpets and English muffins as well as a savory item inside a basket that will be wrapped and sent to Mom. oregonlive, "5 ways to improve life during stay-at-home time: Treats for Mom, teachers and you," 7 May 2020 Select from scones, Belgian waffles, tea bread, English muffin breads, sweet rolls, crumpets and English muffins as well as a sweet and savory item, and the basket will be wrapped and sent to Mom. oregonlive, "Last-minute Mother’s Day gifts: Deliver brunch, bundle a bouquet, make something sweet," 3 May 2020 Golf croquet is a variation of the tea-and-crumpets variety of croquet. Steve Rubenstein,, "World champ croquet player shows up in Oakland. Mobs do not materialize," 20 Oct. 2019 Nearly four years after ending its six-season run, the show already feels like a relic of some kinder, gentler era of television; a warm PBS crumpet in a cold-donut world. Leah Greenblatt,, "Downton Abbey delivers warm-crumpet comfort on the big screen," 10 Sep. 2019 With 2,700 pubs across Old Blighty, this 220-year-old brewery was as British as afternoon tea and crumpets. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Beer is apolitical. Brewers? Not so much," 22 Aug. 2019 American management scares the crumpets off UK fans, because the concept of big-time sports ownership doesn’t always translate across the pond. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Stan Kroenke, Denver-based KSE accused by local Arsenal fans of “sucking the soul out of the club I love”," 16 July 2019 The only thing the celebration was missing might've been some birthday crumpets–Tuesday also marks Morgan's 30th birthday. Emily Caron,, "Alex Morgan Sips Tea While Celebrating Goal vs. England," 2 July 2019 Three blocks north of Urban Gryo is the Indian café Lassi & Spice, which does samosas, chaat, crumpets and chutneys. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Bellevue lands a famous, big-name hot-pot spot and 42 other new openings around the Seattle area," 13 Feb. 2019

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First Known Use of crumpet

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Crumpet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of crumpet

: a small round bread that has a smooth bottom and holes in the top and that is eaten hot with butter
informal + sometimes offensive : a sexually attractive person

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