Definition of soft-boil in English:

soft-boil

verb

  • with object To boil (an egg) for a short time until the yolk is cooked but still soft or liquid. Also more generally: to boil (something) until soft.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Westminster Review. From soft + boil, after soft-boiled.

Pronunciation

soft-boil

/ˌsɒf(t)ˈbɔɪl/