yogurt

noun

yo·​gurt ˈyō-gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio)
variants or less commonly yoghurt
: a fermented slightly acid often flavored semisolid food made of milk and milk solids to which cultures of two bacteria (Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus) have been added

Examples of yogurt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mayonnaise: Substitute half the mayo with Greek yogurt or sour cream, if preferred. Micah A Leal, Southern Living, 28 May 2024 Spread half the frozen strawberry yogurt in a freezer-safe container and drizzle 1 to 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze over the top. Laura McLively, The Mercury News, 27 May 2024 Though rare, live bacteria in Greek yogurt and yogurt alike can cause people with weakened immune systems to be sick. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 22 May 2024 The all-day bakery-restaurant showcased Rucker’s famous pies and Pham’s creative menu with Vietnamese beef stew, sweet potato pancakes and dahi toast with spiced yogurt and curry leaves. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for yogurt 

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Word History

Etymology

Turkish yoğurt

First Known Use

1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of yogurt was in 1625

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Cite this Entry

“Yogurt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogurt. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

yogurt

noun
yo·​gurt
variants also yoghurt
: a slightly acidic semisolid food that is often flavored and sweetened and is made of milk that has been soured by the addition of bacteria

Medical Definition

yogurt

noun
yo·​gurt
variants also yoghurt
: a fermented slightly acid often flavored semisolid food made of milk and milk solids to which cultures of bacteria of the genus Lactobacillus (L. bulgarius) and Streptococcus (S. thermophilus) have been added

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