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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, the design is an homage to American designer, Claire McCardell, who is best known for creating the American sportswear look and signature styles such as the popover dress—in essence, practical and wearable clothing that was (and remains) extraordinarily elegant. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 30 Apr. 2022 The future promises similar plans to manage traffic along the two-mile stretch of Ocean Drive that is home to the Jordan Pond House restaurant, where people craving an airy popover with strawberry jam and a view of the Bubbles mountain peaks circle endlessly looking for a parking space. Virginia M. Wright, Outside Online, 8 Feb. 2021 This is needed to create the popover effect. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, 23 Dec. 2020 Remove hot popover pan from oven. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 11 Nov. 2020 By accenting white fleece with contrast purple trim, Mackintosh crafted a fleece popover with a powerful visual effect. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 10 Oct. 2022 This large, fluffy pancake — similar to a popover — is a great way to showcase leftovers as well as the season’s apple harvest. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2022 Our favorites include a breezy Capri-collar popover, striped terrycloth polo and roomy cotton-linen trousers. Annie Davidson, Robb Report, 26 May 2022 In the surest sign yet that Casentino has gone mainstream, it’s been picked up by basics brand Alex Mill in the form of a kangaroo pocket popover that no fleece-wearing dad would shy away from. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 19 Jan. 2022 See More

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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 6 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition


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