Definition of cruller in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrələr/


North American
A small cake made of rich, sweetened dough twisted or curled and fried in deep fat.
Example sentences
  • Then, with bittersweet feelings, we realize how much we love what our parents loved - the long, fried crullers at dim sum; the smells of strange-looking fruit in Chinatown; the simplicity of chopsticks in one's hand.
  • For five minutes, everyone either threw down exact change or made their own change without any notice from Ralph; he was just too busy pouring coffee or retrieving crullers to pay any attention to the money situation.
  • For homecomings and family gatherings, there is usually a sumptuous spread of cakes and pastries, including crullers and thin pancakes rolled around whipped cream.


Early 19th century: from Dutch kruller, from krullen 'to curl'.

Words that rhyme with cruller

colour (US color), culler, medulla, mullah, Muller, nullah, sculler, Sulla

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Syllabification: crul·ler

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