- a variety of Indian corn with small ears and hard, pointed grains which pop open into a white, puffy mass when heated
- the popped grains, usually salted and buttered for eating
- a. A variety of corn (Zea mays var. everta), having hard kernels that burst to form white, irregularly shaped puffs when heated.b. The edible popped kernels of this variety of corn.
- A small piece, as of polystyrene, used in quantity to protect items during packaging and shipment.
Origin of popcornContraction of popped corn.
(countable and uncountable, plural popcorns)
(third-person singular simple present popcorns, present participle popcorning, simple past and past participle popcorned)