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corn pone

noun, Southern U.S.
1.
corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind.
Origin of corn pone
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism

corn-pone

[kawrn-pohn] /ˈkɔrnˌpoʊn/
adjective
1.
of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, especially from the South:
a corn-pone accent.
Origin
1965-70
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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

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