hush puppy


Definition of hush puppy

chiefly Southern US and south Midland US
: cornmeal dough shaped into small balls and fried in deep fat usually used in plural

Examples of hush puppy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If the past is an indicator, some people who notice cars in the parking lot will come in looking to order fish, shrimp or hush puppies. Jerry Fallstrom,, "Longtime Long John Silver’s manager enjoys hosting Thanksgiving feast — but don’t expect seafood," 25 Nov. 2019 After the revamp, the restaurant’s menu is compact and has a smattering of new items including bacon hush puppies, shrimp cakes with braised collard green and pork belly cracklins. Justin Phillips,, "Marshawn Lynch’s Emeryville restaurant to appear on reality TV’s ‘Bar Rescue’," 14 Oct. 2019 Southern classics to try include the shrimp and grits, Nashville hot chicken with mac and cheese, hush puppies, cornmeal crusted catfish, and Texas brisket., "Beacon Hill," 12 Oct. 2019 The couple decided to order Sharky’s famous hush puppies as an appetizer. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Sharky’s makes triumphant return to Kings Harbor," 27 July 2019 Bison hush puppies Red Frazier Bison has been my favorite Indiana State Fair food vendor for the past three years thanks to crazy nom-nom dishes like bison poutine and potato tots smothered in cheese and fried Brussels. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Hash brown grilled cheese! Here are 22 new foods at the 2019 Indiana State Fair," 5 Aug. 2018 Smaller starters include hush puppies with a sharp bacon onion jam ($7) and spicy pork rinds ($4). Kara Baskin,, "At The Porch in Medford, deviled eggs, fried chicken, pork rinds, and other Southern flavors," 7 Aug. 2019 The dinner will be served with a breadbasket of hush puppies and oyster crackers and coffee or tea will be offered afterward. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Dinner and a song at Wick Theatre’s Codfish Ball," 26 June 2019 Well, bring on the hush puppies, because the catfish are biting everywhere. D'arcy Egan,, "Lake Erie walleye fishing on fire off Lorain: NE Ohio Fishing Report for June 7," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of hush puppy

circa 1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hush puppy

from its occasional use as food for dogs

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29 Nov 2019

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“Hush puppy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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