pop·​over ˈpäp-ˌō-vər How to pronounce popover (audio)
: 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 Pro tip: This ottoman, which is made with fast-drying foam, looks just like a scrumptious popover or a delicious jelly candy. Marques Harper, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Places to Eat Jordan Pond House The Jordan Pond House is the only full-service restaurant inside Acadia National Park, serving their world-famous popovers for more than 100 years. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 29 Mar. 2024 Use a dedicated popover pan or bake in custard cups to achieve this simple quick bread's signature high sides. 10 of 17 Apple Pie Bread View Recipe The only thing that can beat a slice of old-fashioned apple pie in the fall is this insanely delicious quick bread. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 Then a guy forked over a huge, airy popover with strawberry butter. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Several quick-service locations have themed menus just for the event, too — offering everything from birria tacos and Oaxaca old fashioned cocktails for the Holiday Fiesta en la Calle at ABC Commissary to holiday turkey popovers and mistletoe martinis at Fairfax Fare. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 15 Nov. 2023 Travelers from near and far flock to Acadia National Park year-round to bask in the panoramic ocean views, hike 150 miles of trails, eat the iconic popovers at Jordan Pond House, and watch the sunrise from Cadillac Mountain. Erinne Magee, Travel + Leisure, 31 Aug. 2023 Go ahead and make this frittata or a sweet breakfast popover, knowing your pan can handle the heat. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Aug. 2023 And a big batch of fresh popovers because people tend to eat five. Dawn Davis, Bon Appétit, 4 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of popover was in 1850

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“Popover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/popover. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


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