soul food

noun
|Updated on: 6 Jul 2018

Definition of soul food

: food (such as chitterlings, ham hocks, and collard greens) traditionally eaten by southern black Americans

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First Known Use of soul food

1964

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  • : the type of food traditionally eaten by African-Americans in the southern U.S.


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