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[skrap-uh l]
noun Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery.
  1. cornmeal mush mixed with pork scraps, seasoned with onions, spices, herbs, etc., and shaped into loaves and sliced for frying.
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Origin of scrapple

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; scrap1 + -le
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British Dictionary definitions for scrapple


  1. US scraps of pork cooked with cornmeal and formed into a loaf
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Word Origin

C19: from scrap 1
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Word Origin and History for scrapple


"scraps of pork and cornmeal seasoned, boiled, and pressed into large cakes," 1850, probably a diminutive form of scrap (n.1). Noted especially, and perhaps originally, as a regional favorite dish in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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