What does the word muffin mean?

Usage examples for muffin

  1. I remember that for nearly a year I intended to be a muffin- man," said Uncle Henry severely. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  2. William, said Mr. Pumblechook to the waiter, put a muffin on table. – Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  3. A silver rack of dry toast, butter, and a hot muffin covered with a small silver cover. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood