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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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Examples from the Web for corn-pone
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  • The cabin reeked of corn-pone and bacon, and the odor of pelts.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • "Don't be so down-hearted," she whispered, handing him a piece of corn-pone.

    The Lost Despatch Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  • Reverdy laughed, shaking his head over his plate of bacon and reaching for the corn-pone which Mrs. Braile passed him.

    The Leatherwood God William Dean Howells
  • There was nothing but corn-pone and fried cabbage there to eat.

    Little Mitchell Margaret W. Morley
  • On my uncle's plantation, the food of the slaves, was corn-pone and a small allowance of meat.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 3 of 4 American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Dey fed' em wasp-nes' bread, 'stead o' corn-pone an' hoe cake, an' all such lak.

  • A wisp of smoke stole from a stone chimney, and the smell that corn-pone and bacon leave was in the air.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • This time I jumped up, ran into the house, and got down some corn-pone and a leg of turkey.

    The Crossing Winston Churchill
  • Ross fell asleep with an unfinished piece of corn-pone in his hand, and Anton's head was nodding.

    The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • Near the door, there wafted out the good smell of corn-pone and roasting fowl.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
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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