plural rollmops
also rollmopse
: a fillet of freshened salt herring rolled up with pickle or onion and skewered and then pickled in a marinade of vinegar, sliced onion, peppercorns, celery seed, bay leaves, or other spices

Word History


German, from rollen to roll + mops simpleton, pugnosed dog, from Low German

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rollmops was in 1901

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“Rollmops.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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