[ kawrn-pohn ]
/ ˈkɔrn ˌpoʊn /
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noun Southern U.S.
cornbread, especially of a plain or simple kind.
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Origin of corn pone
An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; see origin at pone1
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[ 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
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How to use corn pone in a sentence
Morris willingly produced cornpone and bacon from a sack beside him.Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout|Alfred Bishop Mason
Now this same ash-cake deserves to rank with the southern cornpone or the western Johnny cake.Blazing The Way|Emily Inez Denny
Let the reader ride from Abingdon through a wilderness of cornpone and rusty bacon, and then judge.On Horseback|Charles Dudley Warner
Us could use 'em to git up plenty of bread and milk, or cornpone soaked wid peas and pot likker.
"I wouldn't mind havin' some buttermilk an' cornpone myself," said Si.Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6)|John McElroy
British Dictionary definitions for corn pone
Southern US corn bread, esp a plain type made with waterSometimes shortened to: pone
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