corn dodger

[ kawrn-doj-er ]
/ ˈkɔrn ˌdɒdʒ ər /

noun

South Midland and Southern U.S. a small, usually oval cake made of cornmeal batter and baked or fried in a skillet.
Chiefly South Atlantic States and Eastern Virginia. a boiled dumpling made of cornmeal.

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Origin of corn dodger

An Americanism dating back to 1830–35; origin uncertain, perhaps related to northern English dialect dodge “lump”
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Example sentences from the Web for corn dodger

  • The ham did not seem very good, the cabbage he could not eat, the corn-dodger choked him, he had no desire to wait for the pie.

    The End Of The World|Edward Eggleston