- Rhymes: -ɪə(ɹ)
muffineer (plural muffineers)
- A dish for keeping muffins hot.
- (obsolete or historical) A small jar or caster with a perforated top for sprinkling salt or sugar on muffins.
1957, George Bernard Hughes, Small antique silverware:
- The handled spice dredger was superseded during the 1760s by the handleless caster used for cinnamon and known to collectors as the muffineer, a name brought into use for such a caster early in the nineteenth century.
2009, Briann G. Greenfield, Out of the Attic: Inventing Antiques in Twentieth-century New England:
- The piece was an eighteenth-century silver muffineer, or sugar shaker.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for muffineer in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)