hush puppy
noun Etymology: from its occasional use as food for dogs Date: circa 1918 chiefly Southern & southern Midland cornmeal dough shaped into small balls and fried in deep fat — usually used in plural

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hush Puppy — Hush Puppies steht für: Basset Hound, eine Hunderasse Hushpuppy maismehlbasiertes Nahrungsmittel (USA) Hush Puppies (Schuhe) Hush Puppy (TV) TV Figur (Lamb Chop s Play Along). HushPuppies französische Indie Band …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hush puppy — hush ,puppy noun count a small cake made of CORNMEAL (=a type of flour) cooked in oil that people eat in the southern U.S …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hush puppy — ☆ hush puppy n. [< ?] a small ball of fried cornmeal dough …   English World dictionary

  • hush puppy — hush′ pup py n. coo Southern U.S. a small deep fried ball of cornmeal dough • Etymology: 1915–20, amer.; allegedly so called because such cakes were fed to dogs to keep them from begging for scraps …   From formal English to slang

  • hush puppy — Chiefly Southern U.S. a small, unsweetened cake or ball of cornmeal dough fried in deep fat. [1915 20, Amer.; allegedly so called because such cakes were fed to dogs to keep them from begging for scraps while other dishes were cooked] * * * …   Universalium

  • hush puppy — noun US maize bread which has been quickly deep fried …   English new terms dictionary

  • hush puppy — noun (C) a small fried cake made of maize flour eaten in the southern states of the US …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hush puppy — n. cornmeal dumpling that is deep fried …   English slang

  • hush puppy — noun deep fried cornbread ball (southern) • Syn: ↑hushpuppy • Hypernyms: ↑cornbread …   Useful english dictionary

  • hush-puppy — …   Useful english dictionary

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