hush puppy

noun

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 Fish basket: two pieces of fish fries, hush puppies, coleslaw, tartar sauce, $12. cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020," 6 Mar. 2020 Sides are french fries, hush puppies, salad, coleslaw, mac and cheese and drinks. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Grab a spork. 90+ fish fries to try in Cincinnati area," 20 Feb. 2020 Since seating in the restaurant was closed, the eatery can't serve its cocktails, but can sell packaged alcohol as well as a limited food menu featuring its fried chicken, goetta hush puppies and other sides as well as oatmeal cream pies. Alex Harrison, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus in Ohio: Kindness, levity in the chaos - big tips, impromptu jigs, carryout TP," 19 Mar. 2020 Fried and baked, shrimp, cheese pizza, hush puppies and sides. St. James Catholic Church,1826 Edenside Ave., 5-8 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 28 through April 3. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "It's fried fish season! Here are 35+ Louisville places to get your fill during Lent 2020," 24 Feb. 2020 Certain types of outdoor cooking mean two different foods going at the same time. Frying fish and hush puppies simultaneously is a perfect example. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Decide Which Outdoor Fryer is Right for You," 7 Oct. 2019 Baked and fried fish, shrimp, rolled oysters, cheese pizza, hush puppies, sides, desserts and beer. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "It's fried fish season! Here are 35+ Louisville places to get your fill during Lent 2020," 24 Feb. 2020 Fried or baked fish dinners or sandwiches and all-you-can-eat hush puppies and coleslaw. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Grab a spork. 90+ fish fries to try in Cincinnati area," 20 Feb. 2020 Returning to deep-fried territory -- an area of expertise here -- finish your savory tasting with a small catfish fillet, crisp and succulent all at once, one delightfully crunchy hush puppy, and a piece of simply perfect batter-fried chicken. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Equal opportunity dining: Golden Corral rounds up fine food at affordable prices," 23 Jan. 2020

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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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“Hush puppy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hush%20puppy. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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