or krul·ler

[ kruhl-er ]
/ ˈkrʌl ər /


a rich, light cake cut from a rolled dough and deep-fried, usually having a twisted oblong shape and sometimes topped with sugar or icing.
Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.

Origin of cruller

1795–1805, Americanism; < Dutch krul curl + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cruller



/ (ˈkrʌlə) /


US and Canadian a light sweet ring-shaped cake, fried in deep fat

Word Origin for cruller

C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl
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