omelet

noun
om·​e·​let | \ ˈäm-lət How to pronounce omelet (audio) , ˈä-mə-\
variants: or omelette

Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until set and served folded in half Her omelet had a filling of cheese, peppers, and meat.

Examples of omelet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

In the 1970s, carbs were in, fat was out, and the only omelet considered healthy was one made with egg whites and asparagus. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "Are Eggs Bad for You? The Verdict Is Still Out.," 15 June 2019 The omelet is cooked flat in the pan, a little browning welcome. Washington Post, "For my father, making his masala omelet is an act of precision and love," 6 June 2019 Chef Ignacio Mattos tells me that the omelet’s delicacy is intentional. Tamar Adler, Vogue, "Why Pastured Eggs Are the Perfect Food," 13 Sep. 2018 There are plenty of menu staples like a fried chicken buttermilk biscuit with red pepper jelly and the signature omelet stuffed with Benton’s bacon and pimento cheese. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Atlanta," 21 Aug. 2018 This breakfast sandwich includes an egg white omelet with red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "10 Fast-Food Options for Vegetarians," 17 Apr. 2019 Leftovers Ham can bring substantial protein and an array of smoky, salty, meaty flavors to many dishes, including soups, quiches, omelets, salads, sandwiches and stews. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Easter ham: Tips on choosing, cooking and consuming," 28 Mar. 2018 The soft-cooked egg goes away, replaced by the omelet. New York Times, "French Cafe Food, Not So New but Very Much Improved," 1 May 2018 Breakfast offerings will include sandwiches and an omelet bar. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Smoothie and coffee bar, upgraded HVAC system will greet Deerfield H.S. students this fall," 9 July 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'omelet.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of omelet

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for omelet

French omelette, alteration of Middle French amelette, alemette, alteration of alemelle thin plate, ultimately from Latin lamella, diminutive of lamina

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about omelet

Dictionary Entries near omelet

omega-6

omegatron

omegoid

omelet

omen

oment-

omentulum

Statistics for omelet

Last Updated

18 Jun 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for omelet

The first known use of omelet was circa 1611

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for omelet

omelet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of omelet

: a dish made from eggs that are mixed together, cooked without stirring, and served folded in half often with a filling of cheese, vegetables, or meat

omelet

noun
om·​e·​let
variants: or omelette \ ˈäm-​lət , ˈä-​mə-​lət \

Kids Definition of omelet

: beaten eggs cooked without stirring until firm and folded in half often with a filling

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on omelet

Spanish Central: Translation of omelet

Nglish: Translation of omelet for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of omelet for Arabic Speakers

Comments on omelet

What made you want to look up omelet? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

behavior toward others

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!