Definitions

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  • n. A dish for keeping muffins hot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dish for keeping muffins hot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dish in which to serve toasted muffins, crumpets, etc. so arranged as to keep them hot.
  • n. A vessel of metal with a perforated cover, used to sprinkle sugar or salt on muffins.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • With regard to the expense of this removal, he would say, at a rough calculation, that two or three silver tea or coffee – pots, with something additional for drink (such as a muffineer, or toast – rack), would more than cover it.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Hence it is that not a muffineer in all Mayfair lacks its lion couchant or its mermaid rampant.

    Flush: a biography

  • “I’ll trouble you for the muffineer, then, Mr. Glegg, ” said Mrs. G., “if I may be so bold to interrupt your joking.

    XII. A Family Party. Book VI—The Great Temptation

  • With regard to the expense of this removal, he would say, at a rough calculation, that two or three silver tea or coffee-pots, with something additional for drink (such as a muffineer, or toast - rack), would more than cover it.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • Here let me give the traveller a hint: never venture in out of-the-way parts of France without a well-filled muffineer and pepper-box; but for our dry clean pepper and salt brought from England, even the eggs would have been swallowed with a painful effort.

    The Roof of France

  • This afternoon a parcel was brought by a brother from London, containing a silver cream jug, a pair of gilt earrings, a gold ring, 2 bracelets, and a muffineer.

    A Narrative of some of the Lord's Dealings with George Müller Written by Himself, Third Part

  • "I'll trouble you for the muffineer, then, Mr. Glegg," said Mr.. G.,

    The Mill on the Floss

  • With regard to the expense of this removal, he would say, at a rough calculation, that two or three silver tea or coffee-pots, with something additional for drink (such as a muffineer, or toast-rack), would more than cover it.

    Barnaby Rudge

  • He was sitting at his table by the light of a solitary candle, with a pen in one hand, and a muffineer in the other, with which he occasionally sprinkled salt on the wick, to make it burn blue.

    Nightmare Abbey

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  • This word was chosen as Wordnik word of the day.

    November 11, 2009

  • It's back!

    October 16, 2008

  • Now it's gone.

    September 26, 2008

  • Now there's an ad for Sugar Daddys.

    September 26, 2008

  • We scared it away. Now there's an ad for sugar bowls.

    September 25, 2008

  • I guess any statement beginning with "everything should..." is Palin-esque.

    September 25, 2008

  • I think it would be more Palin-esque to say that everything should taste like spam.

    September 25, 2008

  • Kosher bacon salt? *boggles*

    September 25, 2008

  • "Everything should taste like bacon."

    Really?! That statement is so Palin-esque, I don't know what to do with it.

    September 25, 2008

  • *sniffs*

    September 25, 2008

  • Me too, but somehow it beat it. Now it's telling me to unleash my inner bacon.

    I don't have an inner bacon. I'm sure of it.

    September 25, 2008

  • Adblock.

    September 25, 2008

  • Hey, is anyone else seeing an ad for bacon salt on this page?

    Bacon salt?

    September 25, 2008

  • The scientist should also wear orange pants. Mmmmm. Muffins.

    September 25, 2008

  • I want what yarb and c_b want, except that the tiny scientist has to wave a pennant.

    September 4, 2008

  • Genetically Muffineered Object.

    September 4, 2008

  • I want it to mean a highly educated, incredibly skilled scientist who makes the finest muffins ever created in the history of the world, by standing on the shoulders of giants and using lots of complicated and esoteric machinery that makes cool whirring and beeping noises.

    Edit: and blinking lights. I want it to include blinking lights.

    September 4, 2008

  • I want it to mean a tiny person who pops out of your muffin just as you're about to take a bite.

    September 3, 2008

  • "A caster for sprinkling sugar or other condiments on food," according to a few dictionaries.

    Neat word. "Salt shaker" sounds pedestrian by comparison. :-)

    September 3, 2008

  • Not clear what it is from that citation but it's intriguing.

    September 3, 2008

  • He was sitting at his table by the light of a solitary candle, with a pen in one hand, and a muffineer in the other, with which he occasionally sprinkled salt on the wick, to make it burn blue.

    - Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey, ch. 8

    September 3, 2008