corn dodger

[ kawrn-doj-er ]
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  1. South Midland and Southern U.S. a small, usually oval cake made of cornmeal batter and baked or fried in a skillet.

  2. Chiefly South Atlantic States and Eastern Virginia. a boiled dumpling made of cornmeal.

Origin of corn dodger

An Americanism dating back to 1830–35; origin uncertain, perhaps related to northern English dialect dodge “lump”

Words Nearby corn dodger Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use corn dodger in a sentence

  • Their food was of the plainest kind as far as bread went, corn dodger being the most common.

  • corn dodger for breakfast, so cold you could keep fish on it, and as hard as the rocks in this wall!

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • I'm your friend, Aleck, you can bet your corn dodger on that.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
  • 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
  • The settlers have an expression, "corn dodger and common doin's," as contradistinguished from "Wheat bread and chickin fixin's."