samp

[ samp ]
/ sæmp /

noun Northeastern U.S.

coarsely ground corn.
a porridge made of it.

Origin of samp

1635–45, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) nasàump cornmeal mush (cognate with Munsee Delaware nsá·pa·n < Proto-Eastern Algonquian *nəhsa·pa·n)
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British Dictionary definitions for samp

samp
/ (sæmp) /

noun

Southern African crushed maize used for porridge

Word Origin for samp

C17: from Narragenset nasaump softened by water
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