corn·​pone | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌpōn How to pronounce cornpone (audio) \

Definition of cornpone

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corn pone


Definition of corn pone (Entry 2 of 2)

Southern US and Midland US
: corn bread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried

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Synonyms: Adjective

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Examples of cornpone in a Sentence

Adjective the comedian's cornpone wisecracks were old even in the days of vaudeville
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The next proprietor of the Old South was A.G. Craven, who made few changes from 1935 to 1946, after which the last owners added Mexican food and dropped the corn pone. Paula Allen,, "Aztec basement turned out to be best place for Old South Cafe in downtown San Antonio," 24 Aug. 2019 Softshell crabs are encrusted in cornflakes, served with spicy corn pone and hoppin’ john. Christina Tkacik,, "Ocean City’s Shark on the Harbor puts the focus on Maryland seafood and produce," 8 Aug. 2019

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1972, in the meaning defined above


1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cornpone was in 1859

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“Cornpone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cornpone

US, informal : of, relating to, or appealing to people who live on farms away from big cities

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