hush puppy

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hush puppy

or hush·pup·py (hŭsh′pŭp′ē)
A small, round or slightly oblong cake of cornmeal fried in deep fat.

[Perhaps from their having been used as snacks for dogs to quiet them while a meal was being eaten.]

hush′ pup`py

Southern U.S. a small deep-fried ball of cornmeal dough.
[1915–20, Amer.; allegedly so called because such cakes were fed to dogs to keep them from begging for scraps]
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Noun1.hush puppy - deep-fried cornbread ball (southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal
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