yo·​gurt | \ ˈyō-gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio) \
variants: or less commonly yoghurt

Definition of yogurt

: 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 My snack today is a cup of Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of granola on top. Melissa Matthews, SELF, 13 Sep. 2021 Spoon green yogurt over top and garnish with cilantro. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, 3 June 2021 Dessert for breakfast is always a good idea, especially if it's based on your own homemade yogurt. Beth Dooley Special To The Star Tribune, Star Tribune, 19 May 2021 Even the whey left over from making yogurt or mozzarella can add a touch of viscosity and acid to a drink or dish. Patrick Symmes, Bon Appétit, 18 May 2021 The chairman of one of South Korea’s biggest dairy companies, Namyang Dairy Products, has resigned over a scandal in which his company was accused of deliberately spreading misinformation that its yogurt helps prevent coronavirus infections. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 5 May 2021 Maldonado, of the 4000 block of Troy Street, at first complied, but after a short period of time, took off her mask and began eating her yogurt, police said. Deborah Kadin, chicagotribune.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Get more in your diet by trying the following: Sprinkle ground flaxseeds on your morning yogurt or cereal. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, 17 Feb. 2021 For instance, General Mills had made changes to reduce sugar in its yogurt and add protein in its cereals. Annie Gasparro, WSJ, 17 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of yogurt

1625, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yogurt

Turkish yoğurt

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“Yogurt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yogurt. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for yogurt


yo·​gurt | \ ˈyō-gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio) \

Kids Definition of yogurt

: a thick soft food that is made of milk soured by the addition of bacteria and that is often flavored and sweetened


variants: also yoghurt \ ˈyō-​gərt How to pronounce yogurt (audio) \

Medical Definition of yogurt

: 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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