sally lunn

or Sal·ly Lunn

[ luhn ]
/ lʌn /


a slightly sweetened teacake served hot with butter.

Nearby words

  1. sallow,
  2. sallowy,
  3. sallust,
  4. sally,
  5. sally army,
  6. sally port,
  7. sallyport,
  8. salmagundi,
  9. salmanazar,
  10. salmeterol xinafoate

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sally lunn

  • The addition of three eggs to plain light bread dough will enable you to make French rolls, muffins, or Sally-Lunn of it.

    Housekeeping in Old Virginia|Marion Cabell Tyree
  • For this entertainment was not merely a bun-worry, but—choosing a name at random—a sally-lunn sedative, or a tea-cake lullaby.

    A Likely Story|William De Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for sally lunn

Sally Lunn

/ (lʌn) /


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