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
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Related Words for popover

bun, roll, Danish, pie, eclair, popover, turnover

Examples from the Web for popover

Contemporary Examples of popover

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

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Historical Examples of popover

British Dictionary definitions for popover



British an individual Yorkshire pudding, often served with roast beef
US and Canadian a light puffy hollow muffin made from a batter mixture
a simple garment for women or girls that is put on by being slipped over the head
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Word Origin and History for popover

also pop-over, "light cake," 1859, from pop (v.) + over (adv.).

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