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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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 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

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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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