muf·​fin | \ ˈmə-fən How to pronounce muffin (audio) \

Definition of muffin

: a quick bread made of batter containing egg and baked in a pan having cuplike molds

Examples of muffin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy it in this healthier pumpkin muffin recipe for breakfast or make some cassava flour tortillas for your next taco night. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Cassava Flour Is Making a Name for Itself in Gluten-Free Baking: Here's How to Use It," 17 June 2020 Bake, rotating the tin halfway through, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 16 to 18 minutes. cleveland, "Tired of banana bread but still want to bake? Try fluffy muffins instead," 8 June 2020 Breakfast means a muffin and juice, cereal, milk and juice., "'Let it not be Miami': Pulling together as a pandemic rages beyond a small Arizona town," 5 June 2020 Skipping muffins helps his conscience more than his cause. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: Husband’s stay-at-home solidarity isn’t really serving anyone," 21 May 2020 Fresh biscuits, rolls and muffins also had a 4.7% price increase. Abigail Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle, "Here's what grocery store products have gotten more expensive during the coronavirus pandemic," 19 May 2020 Doughnut prices shot up 5% last month, and muffins are 4.7% more expensive. David Goldman, CNN, "Grocery prices are soaring. Here's what's getting more expensive," 13 May 2020 Chompie’s Choose from brunch that serves 4 or 8 ($59.99, $109.99) and includes scrambled eggs, bacon, ham steak slices, home fries, bagels and cream cheese, fruit salad and muffin loaf. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Mother's Day: Here are 31 restaurants for takeout brunch and dinner in metro Phoenix," 5 May 2020 The items also are available individually, and baked goods such as a 9-inch lemon cream pie with blueberry-mint whipped mascarpone ($20), six sticky buns ($14) or six double chocolate muffins can be ordered. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee-area restaurants are doing Mother's Day specials by takeout this year," 30 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of muffin

1703, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muffin

probably from Low German muffen, plural of muffe cake

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The first known use of muffin was in 1703

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28 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Muffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of muffin

: a small bread or cake that is usually eaten at breakfast


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Kids Definition of muffin

: a bread made of batter containing eggs and baked in a small cup-shaped container

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