- 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 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
"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.
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.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves
Work Projects Administration
A wisp of smoke stole from a stone chimney, and the smell that corn-pone and bacon leave was in the air.
- Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with waterSometimes shortened to: pone
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