[ pop-oh-ver ]
/ ˈpɒpˌoʊ vər /


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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Examples from the Web for popover

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

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  • Oh, don't I wisht I had me own darlin' Popover right here in me arms!

  • If she could only smuggle Popover down into Dr Dudley's office before she was discovered!

  • Popover's insistence for more air and a free outlook was causing the coverlet to rise and fall in a startling way.

British Dictionary definitions for popover


/ (ˈpɒpˌəʊvə) /


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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