transitive verb

air-popped; air-popping; air-pops
: to pop (popcorn) without oil by exposure to rapidly circulating heated air within a chamber
Better yet, air-pop your own popcorn and you will know for sure that the popcorn you are enjoying has very little fat and no risky oils and additives.Dr. Ron Goor and Nancy Goor, Choose to Lose, 1999
air popper noun

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of air-pop was in 1961

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“Air-pop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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