crumpet


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crum·pet

 (krŭm′pĭt)
n.
A small flat round of bread, baked on a griddle and usually served toasted.

[Possibly from Middle English crompid (cake), curled (cake), probably past participle of crumpen, to curl up, probably from crumb, crump, crooked, from Old English.]

crumpet

(ˈkrʌmpɪt)
n
1. (Cookery) a light soft yeast cake full of small holes on the top side, eaten toasted and buttered
2. (Cookery) (in Scotland) a large flat sweetened cake made of batter
3. slang women collectively
4. a piece of crumpet slang a sexually desirable woman
5. not worth a crumpet slang Austral utterly worthless
[C17: of uncertain origin]

crum•pet

(ˈkrʌm pɪt)
n.
a small, round, soft bread resembling an English muffin, cooked on a griddle and usu. served toasted.
[1350–1400; short for crumpetcake curled cake = Middle English crompid, past participle of crumpen, variant of crampen to bend, curl (see cramp1) + cake]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crumpet - a thick soft cake with a porous texturecrumpet - a thick soft cake with a porous texture; cooked on a griddle
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
Translations

crumpet

[ˈkrʌmpɪt] N
1. (esp Brit) (Culin) → bollo m blando para tostar
2. (Brit) (= girl) → jai f, tía f; (= girls) → las jais, las tías
a bit of crumpet (Brit) → una jai, una tía

crumpet

[ˈkrʌmpɪt] n
(= food) petite crêpe moelleuse et épaisse
a piece of crumpet (= woman) → une belle pépée

crumpet

n
(Cook) süßes, pfannkuchenartiges Gebäck
(dated esp Brit inf: = women) → Miezen pl (inf); he fancied a bit of crumpetihm war nach ein bisschen Sex; she’s a nice bit of crumpetsie ist sehr sexy

crumpet

[ˈkrʌmpɪt] n
a. (Culin) specie di crespella piuttosto spessa da tostare e mangiare calda con burro, marmellata ecc.
b. a piece of crumpet (fam!) → un bel tocco di ragazza
References in classic literature ?
Nut and Shell whisked up trees with pieces of cake and Soot took the entire half of a buttered crumpet into a corner and pecked at and examined and turned it over and made hoarse remarks about it until he decided to swallow it all joyfully in one gulp.
United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
There was a great bustle in Bishopsgate Street Within, as they drew up, and (it being a windy day) half-a-dozen men were tacking across the road under a press of paper, bearing gigantic announcements that a Public Meeting would be holden at one o'clock precisely, to take into consideration the propriety of petitioning Parliament in favour of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company, capital five millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each; which sums were duly set forth in fat black figures of considerable size.
All this time, Sir Matthew Pupker and the two other members were relating to their separate circles what the intentions of government were, about taking up the bill; with a full account of what the government had said in a whisper the last time they dined with it, and how the government had been observed to wink when it said so; from which premises they were at no loss to draw the conclusion, that if the government had one object more at heart than another, that one object was the welfare and advantage of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
This over, Sir Matthew Pupker went on to say what must be his feelings on that great occasion, and what must be that occasion in the eyes of the world, and what must be the intelligence of his fellow-countrymen before him, and what must be the wealth and respectability of his honourable friends behind him, and lastly, what must be the importance to the wealth, the happiness, the comfort, the liberty, the very existence of a free and great people, of such an Institution as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company!
It was with this object that a bill had been introduced into Parliament by their patriotic chairman Sir Matthew Pupker; it was this bill that they had met to support; it was the supporters of this bill who would confer undying brightness and splendour upon England, under the name of the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company; he would add, with a capital of Five Millions, in five hundred thousand shares of ten pounds each.
And, after him, came the Scotch member, with various pleasant allusions to the probable amount of profits, which increased the good humour that the poetry had awakened; and all the speeches put together did exactly what they were intended to do, and established in the hearers' minds that there was no speculation so promising, or at the same time so praiseworthy, as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
Then, the gentleman who had been at Crockford's all night, and who looked something the worse about the eyes in consequence, came forward to tell his fellow-countrymen what a speech he meant to make in favour of that petition whenever it should be presented, and how desperately he meant to taunt the parliament if they rejected the bill; and to inform them also, that he regretted his honourable friends had not inserted a clause rendering the purchase of muffins and crumpets compulsory upon all classes of the community, which he --opposing all half-measures, and preferring to go the extreme animal-- pledged himself to propose and divide upon, in committee.
cried a rye loafer, indignantly, "why the horrid beast has eaten three of our dear Crumpets, and is now devouring a Salt-rising Biscuit
Don't blame him, Dorothy; the Crumpets dared him to do it.
Four crumpets a night," he says, "vill do your business in six months
Wy, in support of his great principle that crumpets wos wholesome, and to show that he wouldn't be put out of his way for nobody