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.

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Recent Examples on the Web Tuck them into an omelet with creamy brie for a bright Sunday morning. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, "Figs are nature’s edible gems. Here are 6 recipes to use them.," 6 July 2020 While the specific dish is no longer on the menu, customers can build their own omelet using the same ingredients. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, "Restaurant menus are getting smaller. Here's what some big chains are dropping," 23 June 2020 Cut omelet in half and place each half inside half of the pita. cleveland, "Beyond the McMuffin: 6 breakfast sandwiches you can make at home," 2 June 2020 That's a Japanese appropriation of the European omelet, on top of fried rice, with a squiggle of ketchup. Polly Campbell,, "We can't keep these Cincinnati pop-up restaurants a secret anymore," 31 Jan. 2020 Locals chat together and fill up on omelets, hot dogs, cold sandwiches and traditional Jewish fare like knishes and pastrami sandwiches. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "This Arizona deli makes one of the best sandwiches in America, according to Food Network," 9 Jan. 2020 The flavorless omelet and the home fries that somehow managed to be both soggy and too dry at the same time nearly sent the romance into its death throes. Crystal Paul, The Seattle Times, "What it’s like to take a 35-hour ride on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to Seattle," 29 Mar. 2019 Order omelets and pancakes at breakfast, salads and sandwiches at lunch and classics like roasted chicken, salmon, short rib pasta, liver and onions for dinner. Polly Campbell,, "Ten takeout options for fine 'dining' at home," 4 Apr. 2020 About the menu: Ten entrees plus five omelets and more than a dozen a la carte items. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Bourbon Street Barrel Room: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 14 Mar. 2020

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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

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The first known use of omelet was circa 1611

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“Omelet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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


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

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