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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MUFFIN

He turned towards the muffin, and missed the lost piece at a glance.

I'd turn milk or muffin man, and serve the street they lived in.

So I bought a muffin, ate it, and went down to the wharf to look for a job.

He smiled lazily at her and took a muffin from a plate handed him by the waiter.

The back of the patient, with the cups in even rows, looks to me like a muffin pan.

Bake on the griddle or add a little more flour and bake in muffin rings.

She buttered her third muffin and then glanced happily around the table.

Sit down, grandpapa, and have your muffin while it is hot; I know that is what you like.

So the mother gave him a muffin and patched his trousers, and the boy went off.

Then the boy took his muffin, and, breaking off a little piece, handed it to him.

WORD ORIGIN

"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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MUFFIN

bun

nounbaked roll
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.