crumpet

noun crum·pet \ ˈkrəm-pət \
Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of crumpet

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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