yogourt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French yogourt, yoghourt, from Turkish; see yogurt.

Noun[edit]

yogourt (plural yogourts)

  1. Canada spelling of yogurt

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling yogourt is common on product labels in Canada because it is valid in both English and French, which products are required to be labelled bilingually in. Yogurt remains by far the most common spelling in other contexts, however.[1]

References[edit]

  • “yogourt” in the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004.
  1. ^ Joe Clark (2008), Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours, version 1.1 (2009), page 17

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Turkish yoğurt. Compare French yoghourt, yaourt.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

yogourt m (plural yogourts)

  1. Canada spelling of yaourt

Usage notes[edit]

The spelling yogourt is common on product labels in Canada because it is valid in both English and French, which products are required to be labelled bilingually in. Yaourt remains by far the most common spelling in other contexts, however.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joe Clark (2008), Organizing Our Marvellous Neighbours, version 1.1 (2009), page 17