pop·​over | \ ˈpäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce popover (audio) \

Definition of popover

: a hollow quick bread shaped like a muffin and made from a thin batter of eggs, milk, and flour

Examples of popover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For something a little different, consider this plaid popover shirt with a quarter-length button closure on the front, a chest pocket on the left, and a rounded hemline with subtle slits on the side. Eden Lichterman, PEOPLE.com, 15 Oct. 2021 One of her creations from Futuro, the custard churrover — a baked popover rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with vanilla custard — has become a Dinersaur staple. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 This French-California brasserie has added something decidedly English in origin to its menu: a popover with cheddar and pecorino delicately folded inside. Valerie Demicheva And Flora Chang, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 July 2021 That being this eye-catching cross between a popover and a crepe, which is simultaneously both richer and more delicate than the average flapjack. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 Remove from the oven and jab each popover with a paring knife to release steam. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 The resulting pancake has the bite of a crêpe, the loft of a soufflé, the egginess of custard and the brown shoulders of a popover. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 Lightly coat popover pans with nonstick cooking spray and heat the pans in the oven for at least 15 minutes. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 11 Sep. 2020 An airier, sexier version of a popover, considerably enriched with that slightly nutty-tasting comté and humming with a complementary hint of walnuts. Sharyn Jackson, Star Tribune, 6 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of popover

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Popover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popover. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of popover

: a type of bread roll that is very light and that is made from eggs, milk, and flour


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