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

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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 Meat supply chains have been disrupted and the baked-goods producer Warburtons, which uses CO2 to package its crumpets, announced that two of its four factories had temporarily stopped production. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Carbon Dioxide Shortage Is Threatening the U.K.’s Supply of Beer and Crumpets," 3 July 2018 Not even crumpets, the yeasty cakes that Brits eat for breakfast, are safe. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "A Carbon Dioxide Shortage Is Threatening the U.K.’s Supply of Beer and Crumpets," 3 July 2018 British consumers are facing shortages of beer and crumpets, as supplies of carbon dioxide run low amid a record summer heatwave. Billy Perrigo, Time, "Brits Are Running Low on Crumpets and Beer as CO2 in Short Supply," 2 July 2018 Apparently dating one of the most handsome members of the royal family (sorry, Wills) isn't all crumpets and unicorns. Brie Schwartz, Redbook, "Prince Harry's Ex Girlfriend "Couldn't Cope" With Dating a Royal," 28 June 2016 Vikings dine on tea and crumpets pregame, then feast on the NFL's biggest embarrassment. Dennis Manoloff,, "Browns' DeShone Kizer showed signs of progress vs. Vikings: DMan's QB Report video," 29 Oct. 2017 To me Britain stands for more than just tea and crumpets and marmalade. Karen D'souza, The Mercury News, "Kate Middleton, Prince William and the Queen, oh my! What is all the fuss?," 16 May 2017 Afternoon Tea: Saturday, June 24, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Join Cecelia and the Friends of the Somers Library for a free, luxurious afternoon of delicious finger sandwiches, crumpets, scones, clotted cream, and small delectable desserts. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 19 June 2017

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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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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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