- a round soft unsweetened bread resembling a muffin, cooked on a griddle or the like, and often toasted.
- British Slang. a sexually attractive woman.
Origin of crumpet
Examples from the Web for crumpet
Contemporary Examples of crumpet
Drop that crumpet: The weirdest new narrative in American politics seeks to recast President Obama as a British monarch.The GOP vs. 'King Obama'
May 1, 2010
Historical Examples of crumpet
Breaking his crumpet is for him as bad as breaking one of his limbs.A Boswell of Baghdad
E. V. Lucas
Crumpet did the same, though with less cordiality in his manner.Camp-fire and Wigwam
Edward Sylvester Ellis
Her hesitation caused him to neglect his crumpet, to look up at her.T. Tembarom
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Mrs. Crumpet agreed to wait, while Miss Bixby went for the books.
At the issue desk was Mrs. Crumpet, having her books charged.
- a light soft yeast cake full of small holes on the top side, eaten toasted and buttered
- (in Scotland) a large flat sweetened cake made of batter
- slang women collectively
- a piece of crumpet slang a sexually desirable woman
- not worth a crumpet Australian slang utterly worthless
Word Origin for crumpet
1690s, perhaps from crompid cake "wafer," literally "curled-up cake" (1382; Wyclif's rendering of Hebrew raqiq in Ex. 29:23), from crompid, past participle of crumpen "curl up." Alternative etymology is from Celtic (cf. Breton krampoez "thin, flat cake"). Slang meaning "woman regarded as a sex object" is first recorded 1936.