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hush puppy

noun

Definition of hush puppy

chiefly Southern & southern Midland

  1. :  cornmeal dough shaped into small balls and fried in deep fat —usually used in plural



Origin and Etymology of hush puppy

from its occasional use as food for dogs


First Known Use: circa 1918

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