- 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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Related Wordsoatmeal, gruel, polenta, porridge, cereal, hominy, mush, grout, frumenty, loblolly, pottage, burgoo, samp, crowdie
Examples from the Web for samp
But Samp's practice didn't seem to fall off—it only changed.
That was the time when Samp should have been grubbing at his law books, but nary a grub for him.
Hominy and samp and Indian meal, when well cooked, are all most palatable.Foods and Household Management
So saying, she sprang into the carriage, and Samp drove off.The Home at Greylock
Would a haunch of venison and a gallon of samp help Dagaeoga a little?The Masters of the Peaks
Joseph A. Altsheler
- Southern African crushed maize used for porridge
C17: from Narragenset nasaump softened by water
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