muf·​fin ˈmə-fən How to pronounce muffin (audio)
: 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 Wendy’s Drops New English Muffin Breakfast Sandwiches and Seemingly Shades McDonald's The English muffin sandwiches joined a breakfast lineup with classics like French toast sticks, croissant sandwiches and biscuit sandwiches. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 14 Feb. 2024 Glass cases offered muffins and black-and-white cookies; sandwiches were named for friends and employees. Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 2 Feb. 2024 Following a quiet knock on the door, a steaming mug of coffee and freshly-baked muffin entered the scene. Stefanie Waldek, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Jan. 2024 Cook onions: While corn muffins bake, heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 Dec. 2023 Dutch ovens, muffin pans, and more are up to 33 percent off. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 31 Jan. 2024 Bake up the individual cakes in a nonstick muffin pan. 22 of 50 Chocolate Cannoli View Recipe For a fancy finish to your romantic Valentine's Day dinner, serve your loved one a chocolaty twist on classic Italian cannoli. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 31 Jan. 2024 To serve, split 3 English muffins, top each half with a slice of ham and a spoonful of artichoke mixture. Andrea Weigl, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Individual size meatloaves, baked in muffin pans, cook more quickly, but larger loaf pans serve a crowd. Kathy Moore and Roxanne Wyss, Kansas City Star, 24 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


probably from Low German muffen, plural of muffe cake

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of muffin was in 1703

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“Muffin.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


muf·​fin ˈməf-ən How to pronounce muffin (audio)
: a bread made of batter containing egg that is baked in a small cup-shaped container

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