[ kruhm-pit ]

nounChiefly British.
  1. a round soft unsweetened bread resembling a muffin, cooked on a griddle or the like, and often toasted.

  2. British Slang. a sexually attractive woman.

Origin of crumpet

1350–1400; short for crumpetcake curled cake, equivalent to Middle English crompid (past participle of crumpen, variant of crampen to bend, curl (see cramp1) + cake

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How to use crumpet in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for crumpet


/ (ˈkrʌmpɪt) /

nounmainly British
  1. a light soft yeast cake full of small holes on the top side, eaten toasted and buttered

  2. (in Scotland) a large flat sweetened cake made of batter

  1. slang women collectively

  2. a piece of crumpet slang a sexually desirable woman

  3. not worth a crumpet Australian slang utterly worthless

Origin of crumpet

C17: of uncertain origin

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