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crumpet Explained

crumpet at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1694, perhaps from crompid cake "wafer," lit. "curled-up cake" (1382), from crompid, pp. of crumpen "curl up." Alternate etymology is from Celtic (cf. Breton krampoez "thin, flat cake"). Slang meaning "woman regarded as a sex object" is first recorded 1936. ///

crumpet at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n BrE [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: Perhaps from crumped, past participle of crump; CRUMPLE]//
1 [C] a small round bread with holes in one side, eaten hot with butter:
2 [U] informal not polite an offensive word for someone who is sexually attractive:

crumpet at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "crumpet":
Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll,
Yorkshire pudding, bagel, bialy, bialystoker, bun,
clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, crescent roll, croissant, cross bun,
gem, hard roll, hot cross bun, kaiser roll, muffin, onion roll,
pinwheel roll, popover, roll, scone, soft roll

crumpet at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (BrE)
1 [C] a small flat round cake with small holes in the top, eaten hot with butter
2 [U] (slang) an offensive way of referring to people who are sexually attractive, usually women

Crumpet at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Crumpet \Crump"et\ (kr[u^]mp"[e^]t), n. [Prob. from W. crempog,
crammwgth, a pancake or fritter.]
A kind of large, thin muffin or cake, light and spongy, and
cooked on a griddle or spider.

crumpet at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : raised muffin cooked on a griddle [syn: {English muffin}]

crumpet at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: File - :Buttered crumpet2.jpg|thumb|right|220px|A buttered crumpet


17th century, either from Inter: term » crompid cake||wafer, literally, curled-up cake, from Inter: term » crompid, form of Inter: term » crumpen||to curl up; cognate to Inter: term » crumpled. Alternate etymology is from Inter: etyl » cel; compare Breton Inter: term » krampoez||thin, flat cake.
Sense of “desirable woman” attested 1936, possibly as cockney rhyming slang for Inter: term » strumpet; alternatively, compare Inter: term » tart||loose woman, prostitute (itself possibly cockney rhyming slang for Inter: term » heart or Inter: term » sweetheart).


* krŭm'pĭt,
  • Inter: IPA » /ˈkrʌmpɪt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"krVmpIt/
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-crumpet.ogg|Audio (UK)


    Inter: wikipedi » a

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A type of savoury cake, typically flat and round, made from batter and yeast, containing many small holes and served toasted, usually with butter.
    1. Inter: British » slang|uncountable A person (or, collectively, persons) considered sexually desirable.
    2. : Inter: w » Joan Bakewell was famously described as "the thinking mans crumpet".''
    3. : John and his mates have gone out to find themselves some crumpet.

      Derived terms

      * thinking man's crumpet

      Related terms

      * crumple, crumpled

      See also

      * pikelet

  • strumpet
  • tart


    * Inter: R:Online Etymology Dictionar » y
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