1. the part of the muffin that is above the paper. it grows when it bakes, so the part that extends above the paper and overflows get cooked more, so it is slightly harder and full of flavor. it is the most valued part of the muffin.
2. also known as "love handles." it is where your sides adjacent to your stomach stick out past your belt fastened around your waist. the overflow of the love handles slightly resembles the overflow of the muffin top on a muffin.
1. some colleges spoil their students during finals week by selling "muffin tops" instead of full muffins, so as not to waste valuable batter, since most people eat the top and throw away the rest anyways.
2. i was feeling a little chub-chub, and when i looked in the mirror, i noticed my love handles had grown. they bulged above my belt and i admiringly called them my muffin tops.