crumpet

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crumpet a thick soft cake with a porous texture; cooked on a griddle
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • crumpet A kind of large, thin, unsweetened muffin or cake, light and spongy, and cooked on a griddle or spider, or sometimes toasted.
    • crumpet a sexually attractive woman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crumpet A sort of tea-cake, less light and spongy than the muffin, and usually toasted for eating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crumpet a kind of crumby or soft cake or muffin
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. from W. crempog, crammwgth, a pancake or fritter
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crumpcrumb, crooked; Ger. krumm. Cf. Cramp, Crimp.

Usage

In literature:

I point out to John, when she takes our crumpets away from us, that she gets it from him.
"The Pool in the Desert" by Sara Jeanette Duncan
First we talked about the weather, next about muffins and crumpets.
"Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Mrs. Crumpet was a woman of rare penetration.
"The Scotch Twins" by Lucy Fitch Perkins
AINGER HAS A CRUMPET FOR TEA, AND SMEDLEY SINGS A SONG.
"The Master of the Shell" by Talbot Baines Reed
Likewise crumpets; also Sally Lunns.
"Charles Dickens as a Reader" by Charles Kent
Having replenished it, he ordered Dollops to bring more crumpets, and then turned to his guest.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
Do you remember I helped to toast the crumpets?
"The Tinted Venus" by F. Anstey
CRUMPETS AND SALLY LUNNS WITH FRESH STRAWBERRY JAM.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
We washed our faces and hands and had a first rate muffin and crumpet tea, with slices of cold meats, and many nice jams and cakes.
"New Treasure Seekers" by E. (Edith) Nesbit
It was too valuable to be abandoned, and Kit and Crumpet started back to hunt for it.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Nurse Crumpet Tells the Story.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
Oh, crumpets, how my feet do itch of a night by the fire.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
They all sat in Leslie's room, and laughed as they reached for crumpets, and marvelled at the storm.
"The Beloved Woman" by Kathleen Norris
I do really believe he's getting a bit balmy on the crumpet.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Your crumpets startle my father's son!
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
It's not a house at all, it seems, but the name of a tiny village where Crumpet's father owned a farm!
"The Man with the Double Heart" by Muriel Hine
English muffins or crumpets, 355.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
I mean to say ye muffins and ye crumpets!
"Humorous Readings and Recitations" by Various
Muffins and crumpets, muffins, For breakfast or for tea.
"A History of the Cries of London" by Charles Hindley
Balmy on the crumpet.
"Scarlett of the Mounted" by Marguerite Merington
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In poetry:

Buried beneath some snow-deep Alps.
Over buttered scones and crumpets
Weeping, weeping multitudes
Droop in a hundred A.B.C.'s*
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
That picture of Severn's is worthy of rever'nce,
But some I won't mintion is rather so so;
For sweet philoso'phy, or crumpets and coffee,
O where's a Pavilion like sweet Pimlico?
"The Pimlico Pavilion" by William Makepeace Thackeray
'Twould binifit your sowls,
To see the butthered rowls,
The sugar-tongs and sangwidges and craim galyore,
And the muffins and the crumpets,
And the band of hearts and thrumpets,
To celebrate the sworry upon Shannon shore.
"The Battle Of Limerick" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Crumpets, 2930 Harry Wurzbach Road, is offering a 10-ounce New York strip steak as a lunch special for $10.95.
All the fish are having a tea party, nibbling crumpets and celebrating.
Jeff Kready Is Crumpet in Hartford's TheaterWorks.
Tea and crumpets get a bad rap.
Crumpet is back at Frank Theatre for 'The Santaland Diaries'.
I know you all know me as a man's, man who loves football and anything sports, so would it surprise any of you to know I got up at 3 am and held a Royal Wedding viewing party complete with tea and crumpets.
The launch will be held Sept 30 from 3-5 pm It will be a scone zone rather than crumpets, as previously advertised.
There's always a need for a good new holiday play, since everyone's seen the neurotic, Billie Holiday-singing elf named Crumpet a jillion times, and Scrooge & company even more than that.
Find herbal crafts and gifts of all kinds at Tulsa Herb Society's Carols & Crumpets on Saturday.
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Tulsa Herb Society's Carols & Crumpets on Saturday.
Carols & Crumpets herbal craft fair to feature shopping, decorating ideas.
It's only been a handful of days since news broke of Kate Middleton's crumpet in the oven, but she's reportedly already being showered with free swag from baby product companies all over the world.
Admission is free for the event, which was began as a formal English Tea with tiered trays of herbal savory and sweet creations and crumpets.
4 to 6 English muffins or crumpets, split and lightly toasted.
Jamie Morris returns in the role of Crumpet, the jaded Christmas elf, in David Sedaris' one-man comedy "The Santaland Diaries" today through Dec 10 at the Onyx Theatre in Commercial Center, 953 E Sahara Ave.
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