Muffin tops (1992)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Thu Apr 20 04:06:33 UTC 2006

On 4/19/06, Bapopik at <Bapopik at> wrote:
> I was looking at the website for Angel's Bakery in Brooklyn, and they sell
> all kinds of "muffin tops." We all know the recent slang of "muffin top" (that
> layer of fat right above your jeans), but these are actual muffin tops, sold
> at  a bakery.
> ...
> How long have bakeries sold "muffin tops" as opposed to muffins?

Inspired by the "Seinfeld" episode, no doubt?

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