Hush-puppy definition

hŭshpŭpē
A small, round or slightly oblong cake of cornmeal fried in deep fat.
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A small ball of fried cornmeal dough.
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Origin of hush-puppy

  • Perhaps from their having been used as snacks for dogs to quiet them while a meal was being eaten

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition