scrap·​ple ˈskra-pəl How to pronounce scrapple (audio)
: a seasoned mixture of ground meat (such as pork) and cornmeal set in a mold and served sliced and fried

Examples of scrapple in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Oysters, biscuits and carpetbagger steak The original plan was to road trip to Montana, with 4,000 oysters in tow, as well as pounds of crab meat, scrapple, fish peppers and other produce. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 12 June 2024 The scrapple might feel more ubiquitous in 2024, but that is likely due to extended media coverage, not to mention a vocal collective on social media. Anya Jaremko-Greenwold, The Week Us, theweek, 16 May 2024 Your last big chow-down before your new year’s diet resolutions kick in may run to the traditional: black-eyed peas, or lentils, cornbread, a dozen grapes — one for each month of the new year — or scrapple, a kind of Dutch-German pork and cornmeal loaf. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 30 Dec. 2023 For her preferred scrapple, family members recall, Princess Grace turned to smuggling. Peter Mikelbank, Peoplemag, 23 Nov. 2022 What's the difference between goetta and scrapple? Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 28 July 2022 Soggy, under cooked scrapple is not nice. Jacques Kelly,, 13 Nov. 2020 For three vote-thronged days, Americans have been treated to how the scrapple is made. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2023 Despite local customer requests, Wawa still doesn’t offer scrapple, which is trickier to grill than sausage and might not lend itself to off-site, centralized preparation. al, 9 Dec. 2022

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Word History


diminutive of scrap entry 1

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scrapple was in 1852

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“Scrapple.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


scrap·​ple ˈskrap-əl How to pronounce scrapple (audio)
: a seasoned mush of meat scraps and cornmeal set in a mold and served in fried slices
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