Definition of crumpet in English:

crumpet

Line breaks: crum|pet
Pronunciation: /ˈkrʌmpɪt
 
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noun

  • 1A thick, flat, savoury cake with a soft, porous texture, made from a yeast mixture cooked on a griddle and eaten toasted and buttered.
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    • 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.
  • 2 [mass noun] British informal People, especially women, regarded as objects of sexual desire: fat chance of our running into any crumpet [in singular]: he’s the thinking woman’s crumpet
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    • But he's not just the witty boulevardier whose model looks have made him the thinking female student's crumpet for years.
    • Steady on, the reason we men liked her was because she was a tremendously attractive and sexy piece of crumpet…
    • But the shave was the best I have ever had, beating these triple bladed, turbocharged bits of plastic which masquerade as razors, and according to the adverts, guarantee you get laid by some really classy crumpet.
  • 3 archaic , • informal A person’s head.

Origin

late 17th century: of unknown origin. sense 2 dates from the 1930s.

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