hush puppy

noun
Updated on: 20 Apr 2018

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

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Origin and Etymology of hush puppy

from its occasional use as food for dogs


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