a slightly sweetened teacake served hot with butter.
Origin of sally lunn
First recorded in 1770–80; after a woman who sold them in Bath, England, at the end of the 18th century
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for sally lunn
Historical Examples of sally lunn
For this entertainment was not merely a bun-worry, but—choosing a name at random—a sally-lunn sedative, or a tea-cake lullaby.
The addition of three eggs to plain light bread dough will enable you to make French rolls, muffins, or Sally-Lunn of it.
British Dictionary definitions for sally lunn
a flat round cake made from a sweet yeast dough, usually served hot
Word Origin for Sally Lunn
C19: said to be named after an 18th-century English baker who invented it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012