- New England. cornmeal mush.
- Chiefly British. a dish made of flour or oatmeal stirred into seasoned boiling water or milk and quickly cooked.
Origin of hasty pudding
First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for hasty pudding
To the mush of Indian meal they gave the English name of hasty-pudding.Customs and Fashions in Old New England
Alice Morse Earle
At last she bought some flour and made a hasty-pudding of it.Italian Popular Tales
Thomas Frederick Crane
The hasty-pudding was always to be got ready by seven o'clock exactly.My Miscellanies, Vol. 2 (of 2)
Probably a sort of stir-about, or hasty-pudding, made of rye-flour.Discovery of Witches
(k) Mush is a sort of hasty-pudding made with water and Indian Flower.The Sot-weed Factor: or, A Voyage to Maryland
- British a simple pudding made from milk thickened with tapioca, semolina, etc, and sweetened
- US a mush of cornmeal, served with treacle sugar
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