Origin: from dialect, dialectal mouffin, moufin, uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Old French moufflet, soft, as inch(es) pain moufflet, soft bread
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- A small, cup-shaped quick bread, often sweetened.
- An English muffin.
Origin: Possibly from Low German Muffen, pl. of Muffe, small cake, from Middle Low German.