muffin definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from dialect, dialectal mouffin, moufin, uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to Old French moufflet, soft, as in pain moufflet, soft bread
muffin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.