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Definition of grits

: coarsely ground hulled grain especially : ground hominy with the germ removed

First Known Use of grits

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for grits

perhaps partly from grit entry 1, partly from dialect grit coarse meal, from Old English grytt; akin to Old English grēot

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The first known use of grits was in 1579

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“Grits.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grits. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of grits

: a type of ground corn that is eaten especially in the southern U.S.
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Kids Definition of grits

: coarsely ground hulled grain

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