hopping John

noun

variants or hoppin' John
often capitalized H
: a dish made essentially of cowpeas, rice, and salt pork or bacon

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hopping John was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Hopping John.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hopping%20John. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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