or krul·ler

[ kruhl-er ]
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  1. 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.

  2. Also called French cruller. a rich, light, raised doughnut, often with a ridged surface and sometimes topped with white icing.

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Origin of cruller

1795–1805, Americanism;<Dutch krulcurl + -er1

Words Nearby cruller Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cruller in a sentence

  • We owe to them the doughnut, the cruller, cookies, and many other delicious articles of skillful cookery.

    The Story of American History | Albert F. Blaisdell
  • There were three cookies, a cruller, and some chocolates in a box near the bottom.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • They had each had a cruller on leaving home, but had eaten them up before embarking on the ice-boat voyage.

    The Bobbsey Twins | Laura Lee Hope
  • Under low lodges of canvas or bowers of pine branches the women were at work boiling meat or cooking a rude sort of cruller.

  • So I made no remarks upon the cruller, and finally Ma give a gulp and gasped out the bad news.

    Believe You Me! | Nina Wilcox Putnam

British Dictionary definitions for cruller



/ (ˈkrʌlə) /

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

Origin of cruller

C19: from Dutch krulle, from krullen to curl

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