Etymology
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popcorn (n.)

1819, type of Indian corn suitable for popping, from pop (v.) + corn (n.1). To pop corn "parch or roast corn kernels until they burst open" is by 1847.

updated on August 30, 2020

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Definitions of popcorn from WordNet

popcorn (n.)
corn having small ears and kernels that burst when exposed to dry heat;
Synonyms: Zea mays everta
popcorn (n.)
small kernels of corn exploded by heat;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.