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A soft, flattish bread roll.
- ‘I remember buying tripe and trotters with her on Accrington Market, then tucking into bacon barm cakes when we got home.’
- ‘That looks more like a muffin than a barm cake.’
- ‘It used to be a teacake when i was a child (20 years ago), but is now firmly a barm cake.’
- ‘We've joined the line a few times and partaken of the odd pork pie and barm cake with sausage and bacon but since the weight watchers regime began last November we've tried to steer clear.’
- ‘However, I was delighted to find recently on the Internet, that one Northern speciality had made a bid for world-wide fame - the barm cake. ...’
- ‘Weve joined the line a few times and partaken of the odd pork pie and barm cake with sausage and bacon.’
- ‘My friend was telling me the other day about his amazement when he asked for a barm cake in a Birmingham chippy and they didn't know what he wanted.’
- ‘All sandwiches are served on a barm cake, bread or toast and some fillings can be served hot.’
- ‘If you live in Lancashire you might buy a barm cake, whilst people from Leeds would ask for a bread cake.’
- ‘Londoners have only recently discovered what a barm cake is, thanks mainly to my favourite soap opera, Coronation Street.’
- ‘If you don't mind, can you tell me the recipe for making barm cakes?’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.