[ kroh-nuh t, -nuht ]
/ ˈkroʊ nət, -ˌnʌt /
a brand name for a pastry made from croissant dough that has been deep-fried and shaped into a thick doughnutlike ring.
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Origin of Cronut
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Examples from the Web for cronut
By the spring of 2014, cronut creator Dominique Ansel was on to the chocolate chip cookie shooter filed with milk.
Just writing those last two sentences makes me feel better than a guy with sideburns describing his first Cronut on Yelp.