Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Upper Midwest A large thin cookie made from batter poured into an embossed mold with hinged plates.

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  • n. A Norwegian cookie invented by emigrants to America.

Etymologies

Norwegian : krum, curved, crooked (from Middle Low German, from Old High German krump) + kake, cake (from Old Norse kaka).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Norwegian krumkakeĀ ("curved cake"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He used to make special Norwegian treats at Christmas like krumkake and fatigman I always liked the fatigman best.

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  • Because of a butter shortage, there will be fewer krumkake cookies eaten in Norway this Christmas.

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  • He instilled in his children his love for tradition and the importance of their roots, helping them and his grandchildren learn to make krumkake and lefse.

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  • SAT-SUN Music, arts and crafts vendors featuring Norwegian and Norwegian-inspired gifts, traditional food, krumkake- and lefse-making demonstrations, kids' activities, silent auction, beer in the Troll's Den, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

    The Seattle Times

  • Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul, started what she called some "krumkake activism" - named after the buttery Norwegian wafer cookies - to spread word of the impending closure to the Twin Cities 'large Scandinavian community.

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  • iStockphoto.com Because of a butter shortage, there will be fewer krumkake cookies eaten in Norway this Christmas.

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  • "krumkake activism" -- named after the buttery Norwegian wafer cookies -- to spread word of the impending closure to the Twin Cities 'large Scandinavian community.

    Minneapolis/St. Paul Breaking News, Weather, Video, Traffic and Sports for Minnesota from WCCO-TV

  • "krumkake activism" - named after the buttery Norwegian wafer cookies - to spread word of the impending closure to the Twin Cities 'large Scandinavian community.

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