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 Try making your own with this crumpet recipe from our sister site Food & Wine. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 24 Sep. 2021 At the time, this creation was essentially a variation on a crumpet, a common English pastry that has earned its own status stateside. Sara Tane, Good Housekeeping, 15 Mar. 2021 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, 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, 3 May 2020 Golf croquet is a variation of the tea-and-crumpets variety of croquet. Steve Rubenstein,, 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,, 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, 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, 16 July 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 26 Jan. 2022.

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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
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