or yo·ghurt, yo·ghourt
- a prepared food having the consistency of custard, made from milk curdled by the action of cultures, sometimes sweetened or flavored.
Origin of yogurt
First recorded in 1615–25, yogurt is from the Turkish word yoğurt
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- a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
Word Origin for yogurt
C19: from Turkish yoğurt
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1620s, a mispronunciation of Turkish yogurt, in which the -g- is a "soft" sound, in many dialects closer to an English "w." The root yog means roughly "to condense" and is related to yogun "intense," yogush "liquify" (of water vapor), yogur "knead."
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