Origin of muffin
Examples from the Web for muffin
None, however, rival “Muffin Top” for sheer absurdity—and genius.
They adored their “Muffie,” as they called her, short for “Muffin.”Moon Men: The Private Lives of Neil Armstrong and Pals in “Togethersville”|Lily Koppel|September 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Manhattan is denser than an English muffin, but America is filled with emptiness.
Ideal Meal: Edamame and pomegranate seeds (wonderful for energy), paired with a whole-grain English muffin.
And all of them dwarfed the FDA's dainty definition of a muffin serving (two ounces).
Mary, who was toasting a muffin to hotter crispness before the fire, turned a thin, flushed face at the announcement.The Confounding of Camelia|Anne Douglas Sedgwick
Bake in greased shallow pan or muffin tins in moderate oven about 25 minutes.New Royal Cook Book|Anonymous
Blue Crest had a muffin with strawberry jam on it, and she perched on the end of her plate and pecked away in perfect delight.Barty Crusoe and His Man Saturday|Frances Hodgson Burnett
If it had been a biscuit, it would not have mattered; but muffin and pudder.A Book about Doctors|John Cordy Jeaffreson
I saw the withered old hand disappear with a muffin in it in the direction of the old mouth, and at this point I entered.My Doggie and I|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for muffin
Word Origin for muffin
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.