One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small fried cake, spread with jam, sugar, or honey, and usually eaten hot.
- ‘It is unlikely that someone will ask you to share a ‘puftaloon’ (a fried scone) at a ‘shivoo’ (party).’
- ‘A puftaloon is a fried scone known to be cooked in Australia. They are popular with children in winter.’
Late 19th century: origin uncertain; perhaps related to puff.
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