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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.]


a snack of deep-fried cornmeal bread
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Noun1.hushpuppy - deep-fried cornbread ball (southern)
cornbread - bread made primarily of cornmeal
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There are likely as many theories about the origins of the hushpuppy as there are opinions as to whether they're supposed to be sweet or savory.
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To begin with, there's Quvenzhane Wallis in the title role, who in 2013 became the youngest person ever nominated for the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Hushpuppy in the critically acclaimed Beasts of the Southern Wild.
QUEVENZHANE WALLIS was nine years old in January when she became the first person born in the 21st Century to be nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Hushpuppy in the film Beasts of the Southern Wild, right.
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She plays Hushpuppy, who lives in a fictional Louisiana bayou with her drunken dad Wink (Dwight Henry).
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