Joan Bakewell was famously described as "the thinking man's crumpet".
John and his mates have gone out to find themselves some crumpet.
Other Word Forms
Origin of crumpet
- Possibly from Middle English crompid (cake) curled (cake) probably past participle of crumpen to curl up probably from crumb, crump crooked from Old English
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition