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hasty pudding

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noun
  1. New England. cornmeal mush.
  2. Chiefly British. a dish made of flour or oatmeal stirred into seasoned boiling water or milk and quickly cooked.
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Origin of hasty pudding

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for hasty pudding

Historical Examples

  • 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.

  • Probably a sort of stir-about, or hasty-pudding, made of rye-flour.

  • (k) Mush is a sort of hasty-pudding made with water and Indian Flower.


British Dictionary definitions for hasty pudding

hasty pudding

noun
  1. British a simple pudding made from milk thickened with tapioca, semolina, etc, and sweetened
  2. US a mush of cornmeal, served with treacle sugar
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