- 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.
- English muffin.
Origin of muffin
Examples from the Web for muffin
None, however, rival “Muffin Top” for sheer absurdity—and genius.12 Most Absurd ‘30 Rock’ Moments (VIDEO)
January 31, 2013
They adored their “Muffie,” as they called her, short for “Muffin.”Moon Men: The Private Lives of Neil Armstrong and Pals in “Togethersville”
September 1, 2012
Manhattan is denser than an English muffin, but America is filled with emptiness.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 16, 2012
March 17, 2012
Ideal Meal: Edamame and pomegranate seeds (wonderful for energy), paired with a whole-grain English muffin.6 Snacks to Eat for Your Workout
August 15, 2010
And all of them dwarfed the FDA's dainty definition of a muffin serving (two ounces).Snacks: You Lie!
The Daily Beast
September 23, 2009
He turned towards the muffin, and missed the lost piece at a glance.Night and Morning, Complete
I'd turn milk or muffin man, and serve the street they lived in.Lord Kilgobbin
So I bought a muffin, ate it, and went down to the wharf to look for a job.Hidden Hand
Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
He smiled lazily at her and took a muffin from a plate handed him by the waiter.The Highgrader
William MacLeod Raine
The back of the patient, with the cups in even rows, looks to me like a muffin pan.The Promised Land
- 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 and History for muffin
"light, small cake made with eggs," 1703, moofin, possibly from Low German muffen, plural of muffe "small cake;" or somehow connected with Old French moflet "soft, tender" (said of bread). Muffin top in reference to waistline bulge over tight, low jeans is attested by 2005, from resemblance to baked muffins from a tin.