- Also called pone bread. a baked or fried bread usually made of cornmeal.
- a loaf or oval-shaped cake of any type of bread, especially corn bread.
Origin of pone1
1605–15, Americanism; < Virginia Algonquian (E spelling) apones, appoans, poan < Proto-Algonquian *apwa·n- thing roasted or baked, derivative of *apwe·- to roast, bake
- the player on the dealer's right.Compare eldest hand.
- the player who opposes the dealer in a game with two players.
Origin of pone2
1885–90; < Latin pōne, 2nd person singular imperative of pōnere to place
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Examples from the Web for pones
Some of the pones had also the appearance of slow convalescence from chill and fever.Under the Stars and Bars
Walter A. Clark
Brush a place clean before the fire and lay the pones upon it.The Laurel Health Cookery
Evora Bucknum Perkins
De pones was pile up on pones, en on de top wuz a great big ash-cake.Nights With Uncle Remus
Joel Chandler Harris
The pones were simply large, round, thin corn-meal cakes baked in a fritter-spider in a hot oven.
As a hungry boy I used sometimes to think that pones and "Johnny-reb toast" were pretty nearly worth the War to us!
- Also called: pone bread, corn pone bread made of maize
- a loaf or cake of this
C17: from Algonquian; compare Delaware apán baked
- cards the player to the right of the dealer, or the nondealer in two-handed games
C19: from Latin: put!, that is, play, from ponere to put
Word Origin and History for pones
1630s, "American Indian bread," earlier appone, ponap (1610s), from Powhatan (Algonquian) apan "something baked," from apen "she bakes." Later used in Southern U.S. for any type of cornbread.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper