Popcorn Definition

pŏpkôrn
noun
A variety of Indian corn with small ears and hard, pointed grains which pop open into a white, puffy mass when heated.
Webster's New World
The popped grains, usually salted and buttered for eating.
Webster's New World
A small piece, as of polystyrene, used in quantity to protect items during packaging and shipment.
American Heritage

(knitting) A kind of stitch similar to a bobble.

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
Zea mays everta
verb

To stand up or jump up quickly.

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Other Word Forms of Popcorn

Noun

Singular:
popcorn
Plural:
popcorns

Origin of Popcorn

  • From popped (shortened) + corn

    From Wiktionary

  • Contraction of popped corn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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