corn pone

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or corn pone  (kôrn′pōn′)
n. Chiefly Southern & Midland US
adj. Informal
Folksy and homespun, as in manner or speech: a penchant for cornpone humor; cornpone political prose.
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corn pone

1. (Cookery) Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with water. Sometimes shortened to: pone
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corn′ pone`

Southern U.S.
corn bread, esp. of a plain kind.
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Corn pone

Cornbread made without milk or eggs, and usually shaped into small patties and fried.
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References in classic literature ?
When the last crisp slice of bacon was gone, and the last allowance of corn pone devoured, the boys stretched themselves out on the grass, filled with contentment.
Thus, an item as innocuous and commonplace as corn pone became a signifier of social class.
"The food being supplied includes chicken wings (South America), corn pone (Jamaica), onion bhaji (India), fried dumplings (Caribbean), and Danish pastry (Denmark).
But Martha knew how to get over things, and just a few weeks before I was scheduled to defend my dissertation proposal, she left a message on my home phone that she was better now, and would be staying at her cottage (named "Corn Pone Cottage"), near the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and could read the draft of my dissertation proposal.
Kirschner: To put up with the classical music but demand that the fried possum and corn pone for dinner will have to go.