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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Probably from Low German muffen 'cakes'

muffin

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish
muf‧fin [countable]
1DFF a small, usually sweet cake that sometimes has small pieces of fruit in it:
blueberry muffins
2 British EnglishDFF a small thick round kind of bread, usually eaten hot with butter [= English muffin American English]

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