- a kind of doughnut characterized by a ridged or twisted appearance and a rich dough
- Now Dial. any friedcake or doughnut
Origin of crullerDutch kruller ; from krullen, to curl
- Chiefly Northeastern, Central Atlantic, & Upper Northern US A small, usually ring-shaped or twisted cake of sweet dough fried in deep fat.
- Chiefly New England & Pennsylvania An unraised doughnut, usually twisted but also shaped into rings or oblongs.
Origin of crullerFrom obsolete Dutch krulle-koken, rolled-up cake, from Middle Dutch crulle-koken, to curl, from crulle, curly.