muffin

noun
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

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My mini muffin pan is a good place to put individual decorations in the mini receptacles, making them easier to get to. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Creative cookies," 26 June 2019 For angled effect place glasses on their side in a muffin tin. NBC News, "A light and refreshing summer dessert: Vegan Panna Cotta," 23 June 2019 Coat 8 cups of a 12-cup muffin pan with nonstick spray. Lisa Lillien, Redbook, "4 Sweet Summer Snacks Under 110 Calories," 30 May 2017 The 1,200-square-foot bakery is cozy with four cafe tables that grant patrons respite while enjoying their coffee and muffin while reading the paper. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "These Phoenix hair stylists were tired of the vacant space next to their salon. So they opened a bakery," 20 June 2019 The dining table was clearly off-limits, but the kitchen breakfast bar was also elaborately set up, and we were pointed to a small stack of paper plates for self-serve coffee and muffins. Judith Martin, Washington Post, "Miss Manners: Guests feel anything but welcome," 8 June 2019 The dining table was clearly off-limits, but the kitchen breakfast bar was also elaborately set up, and we were pointed to a small stack of paper plates for self-serve coffee and muffins. Judith Martin, The Mercury News, "Miss Manners: We stayed in their house, and the rules were insane," 8 June 2019 In the ’90s sitcom, Benes obsessed over just the tops of the muffins, and even went so far as to open a shop called Top of the Muffin to You! Madison Roberts, PEOPLE.com, "McDonald's Takes a Cue from Seinfeld and Will Start Serving Muffin Tops," 27 June 2018 Arie and Becca enjoy a post-coital, pre-inappropriate confrontation by an ex-boyfriend breakfast of fruit and muffins in the sand. Molly Fitzpatrick, Bon Appetit, "All of the Tragically Untouched Food on 'The Bachelor' This Season," 6 Mar. 2018

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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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muffin

noun

English Language Learners Definition of muffin

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

muffin

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

Kids Definition of muffin

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

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