Definition of crumpet in English:

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crumpet

Pronunciation: /ˈkrəmpət/

noun

A thick, flat, savory cake with a soft, porous texture, made from a yeast mixture cooked on a griddle and eaten toasted and buttered.
Example sentences
  • Enjoy beautifully prepared cakes and pastries, or a full afternoon tea with sandwiches, toasted buttered crumpets and scones, while you are transported back in time.
  • At home my father tears open a packet of crumpets and toasts them on the Aga.
  • Staffordshire oatcakes are thicker and round, more like a thin crumpet or modern pikelet, and are fried with bacon for breakfast.

Origin

Late 17th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with crumpet

strumpet, trumpet

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: crum·pet

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