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corn pone

noun, Southern U.S.
corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind.
Origin of corn pone
1855-60, Americanism


[kawrn-pohn] /ˈkɔrnˌpoʊn/
of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, especially from the South:
a corn-pone accent.
1965-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Pour it into your cup, sir, and give him that corn pone in your pocket.

    The Battle Ground Ellen Glasgow
  • I's got de fried chicken an' corn pone all ready fo' yo'all.

  • She has been as good as gold to the girl and shared her corn pone and drippings with a heart of charity.

    The Carter Girls Nell Speed
  • Then we had boiled sheep and goat, mostly goat, and milk and wild greens and corn pone.

  • corn pone is made in the same manner with cornmeal as the basis.

    Camp and Trail Stewart Edward White
  • On it were spread the spoiled ham, a dish of poke salad, a corn pone, and a pot of weak coffee.

    Birthright T.S. Stribling
  • The supper was a simple one, consisting of corn pone and buttermilk, bacon and scrambled eggs.

  • It was Christmas morning, and Drew chewed on a crust of corn pone, old and rock-hard.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • The flitch gave out last night, and we had nothin' but corn pone, buttermilk and potatoes.

    Watch Yourself Go By Al. G. Field
  • I was stopping at this big hotel with lugsury spread over everything, thicker than sorghum on corn pone.

British Dictionary definitions for corn pone

corn pone

(Southern US) corn bread, esp a plain type made with water Sometimes shortened to pone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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