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hopping John

[hop-in, -ing] /ˈhɒp ɪn, -ɪŋ/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Southern U.S.
1.
a dish of black-eyed peas, rice, bacon or ham, and red pepper or other seasoning: traditionally served on New Year's Day because of the superstition that black-eyed peas bring good luck for the New Year.
Origin of hopping John
1830-1840
An Americanism dating back to 1830-40
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