Simple Definition of grits
: a type of ground corn that is eaten especially in the southern U.S.
Full Definition of grits
: coarsely ground hulled grain; especially : ground hominy with the germ removed
Origin of grits
perhaps partly from 1grit, partly from dialect grit coarse meal, from Old English grytt; akin to Old English grēot
First Known Use: 1579
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Definition of grits for Students
: coarsely ground hulled grain
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