[ pop-oh-ver ]
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  1. a puffed muffin with a hollow center, made with a batter of flour, salt, egg, and milk.

Origin of popover

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; pop1 + over

Words Nearby popover

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How to use popover in a sentence

  • Once combined, remove the popover pan from the oven and spray with non-stick vegetable spray.

    Fresh Picks | Robert Irvine | January 13, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • popover's insistence for more air and a free outlook was causing the coverlet to rise and fall in a startling way.

  • Now grease the hot popover pan well and fill one-half full with the batter.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book | Mary A. Wilson
  • If she could only smuggle popover down into Dr Dudley's office before she was discovered!

  • Say, don't you s'pose your mother 'd let me take popover and bring her up here?

  • Every one knows that delicate tinkling sound that a good popover makes when tossed on a china plate.

    Life's Minor Collisions | Frances Warner

British Dictionary definitions for popover


/ (ˈpɒpˌəʊvə) /

  1. British an individual Yorkshire pudding, often served with roast beef

  2. US and Canadian a light puffy hollow muffin made from a batter mixture

  1. a simple garment for women or girls that is put on by being slipped over the head

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