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muffin

[muhf-in] /ˈmʌf ɪn/
noun
1.
an individual cup-shaped quick bread made with wheat flour, cornmeal, or the like, and baked in a pan (muffin pan) containing a series of cuplike forms.
Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for muffin pan

muffin

/ˈmʌfɪn/
noun
1.
(Brit) a thick round baked yeast roll, usually toasted and served with butter
2.
(US & Canadian) a small cup-shaped sweet bread roll, usually eaten hot with butter
Word Origin
C18: perhaps from Low German muffen, cakes
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Word Origin and History for muffin pan

muffin

n.

"light, small cake made with eggs," 1703, moofin, possibly from Low German muffen, plural of muffe "small cake;" or somehow connected with Old French moflet "soft, tender" (said of bread). Muffin top in reference to waistline bulge over tight, low jeans is attested by 2005, from resemblance to baked muffins from a tin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for muffin pan

muffin

noun

A young girl, esp one's girlfriend (1856+ Canadian)

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stud muffin


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