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corn-pone

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

Origin of corn-pone

First recorded in 1965–70

corn pone

noun Southern U.S.
  1. corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind.

Origin of corn pone

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for corn-pone

Historical Examples

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

    The Lost Despatch

    Natalie Sumner Lincoln

  • The cabin reeked of corn-pone and bacon, and the odor of pelts.

    The Crossing

    Winston Churchill

  • There was nothing but corn-pone and fried cabbage there to eat.

    Little Mitchell

    Margaret W. Morley

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for corn-pone

corn pone

noun
  1. Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with waterSometimes shortened to: pone
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