Definition of crumpet in English:
1A thick, flat, savoury cake with a soft, porous texture, made from a yeast mixture cooked on a griddle and eaten toasted and buttered.
- 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
More example sentences
- 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.
- be not worth a crumpet
- Australian /NZ informal Be of no value: the certificate that they hold is not worth a crumpetMore example sentences
- He seems not to have any greater area of his body coloured in than he had when he wasn't worth a crumpet, maybe there has been some growing up done over the last year.
- Winning races wasn't worth a crumpet unless the money was on with bookmakers.
- Confidence-building between diplomats is not worth a crumpet in comparison with confidence-building between military staffs.
Late 17th century: of unknown origin. sense 2 dates from the 1930s.
Words that rhyme with crumpetstrumpet, trumpet
Definition of crumpet in:
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