sticky bun


Definition of sticky bun

: a spiral-shaped cinnamon roll topped with melted brown sugar and butter

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Smoked salmon crêpe, huevos rancheros, bourbon peaches & cream French toast, sticky bun à la mode and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Mother's Day in Louisville at brunch, Churchill Downs & more," 8 May 2018 Brioche sticky buns made with ripe bananas and a vanilla glaze are the stuff of diner dreams. Craig Laban,, "Hungry Pigeon serves comfort plates with a cheffy twist," 9 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of sticky bun

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sticky bun was in 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of sticky bun

chiefly US : a usually round sweet cake made with cinnamon and topped with melted brown sugar and butter

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one from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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