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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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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