a prepared food having the consistency of custard, made from milk curdled by the action of cultures, sometimes sweetened or flavored.
Also, yoghurt, yoghourt.

1615–25; < Turkish yoğurt

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yogurt or yoghurt (ˈjəʊɡət, ˈjɒɡ-, ˈjəʊɡət, ˈjɒɡ-)
a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
[C19: from Turkish yoğurt]
yoghurt or yoghurt
[C19: from Turkish yoğurt]

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1625, a mispronunciation of Turk. yogurt, in which the -g- is a "soft" sound, in many dialects closer to an Eng. "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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