\ˈgrits \

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of grits

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

grits

noun plural
\ˈgrits \

Kids Definition of grits

: coarsely ground hulled grain

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