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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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35am) "Once there was a Hushpuppy and she lived with her daddy in the Bathtub.
40am A POETIC and grimly compelling portrait of shattered lives in a fictional bayou where six-year-old Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis, pictured) lives off the sodden land with her father Wink (Dwight Henry).
Rest assured, owner Bill McElveen is going to make sure there is enough catfish, and his wife, Faye, will be making hushpuppy batter, and getting the kitchen ready.
Set in a faintly postapocalyptic, archipelagic community called, colloquially, "the Bathtub," the primary action centers around the reaction of six-year-old Hushpuppy and her father, Wink, to the submersion of the town during a Katrina-esque hurricane.
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.
After a major hurricane strikes, Hushpuppy is left to salvage what pieces of her life and community she can and to try to find meaning in it all.
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.
Known as "Nazie" to family and friends, Wallis made history with her portrayal of 6-year-old Hushpuppy in "Beasts of the Southern Wild," becoming the youngest performer ever nominated for an Oscar.
Una pequena de unos seis anos llamada Hushpuppy y su padre sobreviven cuidandose el uno al otro V tratando de extraer la sabiduria del contacto con la naturaleza.
The world is fantastical because it is related from the perspective of Hushpuppy (Quvenzhane Wallis), the 5-year-old narrator, who lives with Wink (Dwight Henry), her drunk of a father, and the group of derelicts with whom he carouses.