[ muhf-in ]
/ ˈmʌf ɪn /


an individual cup-shaped quick bread made with wheat flour, cornmeal, or the like, and baked in a pan (muffin pan) containing a series of cuplike forms.

Origin of muffin

First recorded in 1695–1705; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for muffin

/ (ˈmʌfɪn) /


British a thick round baked yeast roll, usually toasted and served with butter
US and Canadian a small cup-shaped sweet bread roll, usually eaten hot with butter

Word Origin for muffin

C18: perhaps from Low German muffen, cakes
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