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yogurt

or yo·ghurt, yo·ghourt

[yoh-gert]
noun
  1. a prepared food having the consistency of custard, made from milk curdled by the action of cultures, sometimes sweetened or flavored.
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Origin of yogurt

First recorded in 1615–25, yogurt is from the Turkish word yoğurt
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yogurt

yoghurt

noun
  1. a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
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Word Origin for yogurt

C19: from Turkish yoğurt
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Word Origin and History for yogurt

n.

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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