- Also called pone bread. a baked or fried bread usually made of cornmeal.
- a loaf or oval-shaped cake of any type of bread, especially corn bread.
Origin of pone1
- the player on the dealer's right.Compare eldest hand.
- the player who opposes the dealer in a game with two players.
Origin of pone2
Examples from the Web for pone
I had a pone of cornbread and a Mr. Rat in my file had a piece of bacon.The Long Roll
We ate hominy, mush, grits and pone bread for the most part.Slave Narratives, Oklahoma
The one rejected is added to the stock in the hands of the pone.Round Games with Cards
W. H. Peel
Then the burly man shoved in a pone of cornbread and a pan of water.Frank of Freedom Hill
Samuel A. Derieux
A little oil may be added to the meal for pone, but then it will not be straight.The Laurel Health Cookery
Evora Bucknum Perkins
- Also called: pone bread, corn pone bread made of maize
- a loaf or cake of this
- cards the player to the right of the dealer, or the nondealer in two-handed games
Word Origin and History for pone
1630s, "American Indian bread," earlier appone, ponap (1610s), from Powhatan (Algonquian) apan "something baked," from apen "she bakes." Later used in Southern U.S. for any type of cornbread.