Origin of sconeScot, contr. ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Middle Dutch schoonbrot, fine bread ; from schoon (akin to German schön, Old English sciene: see sheen), beautiful + brot, bread
- A small, rich, biscuitlike pastry or quick bread, sometimes baked on a griddle.
- Utah Yeast bread dough, deep-fried and served with honey and butter or with a savory filling.
Origin of sconePerhaps from Dutch schoonbrood, fine white bread, from Middle Dutch schoonbroot : schoon, bright + broot, bread.
(third-person singular simple present scones, present participle sconing, simple past and past participle sconed)
- (Australia, NZ) To hit, especially on the head.
Originally Scottish, probably a contraction of Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbroot (“fine bread").