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[yoh-gert] /ˈyoʊ gərt/
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 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for yogurt
  • It was clear to both of us that my warm peach and cream cheese blintz trounced his deconstructed yogurt parfait.
  • We might be able to eat our yogurt containers or frozen pizza wrappers someday, according to this article.
  • yogurt, cottage cheese and margarine tubs are suitable for starting seedlings and acting as planters for small herbs and flowers.
  • yogurt and other plastic containers can be washed and reused for storing leftover food.
  • If you didn't get around to your lunch yogurt, preserve it for the next day.
  • Suck on ice pops or eat cold foods such as frozen yogurt.
  • Hospital security advised of the theft of two containers of yogurt.
  • He also found a three-for-a-dollar special on yogurt.
  • They are also allowed a small amount of fish, eggs, and yogurt for their protein.
  • They shelled the snap peas and turned them into a sublime sweet-pea purée, with yogurt and fresh herbs.
British Dictionary definitions for yogurt


/ˈjəʊɡət; ˈjɒɡ-/
a thick custard-like food prepared from milk that has been curdled by bacteria, often sweetened and flavoured with fruit, chocolate, etc
Word Origin
C19: from Turkish yoğurt
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Word Origin and History for yogurt

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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