crumpet

crumpet

[kruhm-pit]
noun Chiefly British.
1.
a round soft unsweetened bread resembling a muffin, cooked on a griddle or the like, and often toasted.
2.
British Slang. a sexually attractive woman.

Origin:
1350–1400; short for crumpetcake curled cake, equivalent to Middle English crompid (past participle of crumpen, variant of crampen to bend, curl (see cramp1) + cake

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

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