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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.]
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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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