anadama bread

[ an-uh-dam-uh ]
/ ˌæn əˈdæm ə /


a yeast-raised bread having corn meal and molasses among its ingredients: a traditional food of colonial America.

Nearby words

  1. anacrotic,
  2. anacrotic pulse,
  3. anacrotism,
  4. anacrusis,
  5. anacusis,
  6. anadem,
  7. anadenia,
  8. anadicrotic,
  9. anadicrotism,
  10. anadiplosis

Origin of anadama bread

First recorded in 1910–15; origin obscure; the various anecdotes ascribing it to a permutation of “Anna damn her” or “Anna's damn bread” are purely folk etymologies Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019