Definition of muffin in English:


Line breaks: muf¦fin
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌfɪn


1A small domed spongy cake made with eggs and baking powder: blueberry muffins
More example sentences
  • For simple fare, try sugar cookies, doughnuts, muffins or coffee cake with coffee and cocoa or hot spiced cider.
  • Today he's been in her favorite coffee shop and learned what she got everyday; a large black coffee and a blueberry muffin.
  • And they are invariably foods high in calories, like muffins and cookies and cakes.
2 (North American English muffin) A flat circular spongy bread roll made from yeast dough and eaten split, toasted, and buttered.
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  • Split the muffins or ciabatta and lightly toast or grill the insides only.
  • For serving, muffins are toasted back and front and then split with the fingers by easing them apart at the joint all the way round.
  • She makes some bread, or muffins, or flat cakes, and we eat them with juice or with water.


early 18th century: of unknown origin.

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