- Sometimes mealies. corn; maize.
- an ear of corn.
Origin of mealie
1850–55; < Afrikaans mielie < Portuguese milho maize, millet < Latin milium millet
Also called mielie.
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Examples from the Web for mealies
Now, tell Jack he must go back at once, as soon as he has had some mealies.Diamond Dyke
George Manville Fenn
For a pinch of mealies I'd have let the little shrew go, by thunder!The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
We got away with these loads of mealies, but it will be known to-morrow.
We may have to ride for our lives; so I managed to beg a feed of mealies apiece for them.
There were no mealies whatever, except what was standing in the fields.The Peace Negotiations
J. D. Kestell
- (functioning as singular) a South African word for maize
- Southern African an ear of maizeSee also mealies
C19: from Afrikaans milie, from Portuguese milho, from Latin milium millet