corn pone

noun Southern U.S.

corn bread, especially of a plain or simple kind.

Origin of corn pone

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Definition for cornpone (2 of 2)

[ kawrn-pohn ]
/ ˈkɔrnˌpoʊn /


of or characteristic of an unsophisticated rural person, especially from the South: a corn-pone accent.

Origin of corn-pone

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for cornpone

corn pone


Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with waterSometimes shortened to: pone
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