scone

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English[edit]

scones (1)

Etymology[edit]

Originally Scottish, possibly from Middle Low German schö̂ne (fine flour bread), or Middle Dutch schoonbroot (fine bread; a kind of flat angular loaf); alternatively, Scottish Gaelic sgonn, meaning "lump, mouthful".

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Noun[edit]

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 it.
    • 1993: "A Fork in the Road: Mom-and-Pop Eateries in Far Reaches of Utah Offer Som of the Finest Fair" by Ann Whiting Orton, Deseret News
      Dinner rolls and deep-fried crusty scones that border on loaf-size or juicy fruit pies tagged with county-fair blue ribbons rise from backroad eating sites.
  3. (informal, Australia, New Zealand) 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, slang, Australia, New Zealand) To hit on the head.

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scone

  1. Alternative spelling of schône

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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