n. pl. rollmops
A marinated fillet of herring wrapped around a pickle or an onion and served as an hors d'oeuvre.
[German : rollen, to roll (from Middle High German, from Old French roler; see ROLL) + Mops, blockhead, pug dog (from Low German; akin to Dutch moppen, to make a sour face).]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
The American Heritage Dictionary Blog
Check out our blog, updated regularly, for new words and revised definitions, interesting images from the 5th edition, discussions of usage, and more.