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soul food

noun

Simple Definition of soul food

  • : the type of food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the southern U.S.

Full Definition of soul food

  1. :  food (as chitterlings, ham hocks, and collard greens) traditionally eaten by southern black Americans

1964

First Known Use of soul food

1964


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