scone

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally Scottish, probably a contraction of Middle Low German schonbrot, Middle Dutch schoonbroot ‎(fine bread).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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scone ‎(plural scones)

  1. A small, rich, pastry or quick bread, sometimes baked on a griddle.
  2. (Utah) Frybread served with honey butter spread on the cooked bread.
  3. (informal, Australia, NZ) The head.
    • 2011 February 2, "Power hitting Pakistani leaves mark on lensman", Hawke's Bay Today
      …the white ball left a 5cm gash on his scone despite a floppy white hat absorbing some of the impact.
    • 2015 July 15, "Cogstate can count on rich pipeline of cognitive test trials", The Australian
      After Essendon coach James Hird tumbled off his bike and hit his scone on the unforgiving South Yarra terrain on Monday night, the chances are he was administered the Cogstate concussion test.

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Verb[edit]

scone ‎(third-person singular simple present scones, present participle sconing, simple past and past participle sconed)

  1. (transitive, Australia, NZ) To hit on the head.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scone

  1. Alternative spelling of schone

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

scone

  1. to strike the surface of something with some flat object
  2. to crush flat with a slap

Noun[edit]

scone ‎(plural scones)

  1. a semisweet cake made of wheat or barley flour, usually large and round
  2. a slap with the flat of the hand

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