noun plural but singular or plural in construction \ˈgrits\

: 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

Rhymes with GRITS

GRITS Defined for Kids


noun plural \ˈgrits\

Definition of GRITS for Kids

:  coarsely ground hulled grain


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