[skrap-uh l]

noun Pennsylvania Dutch Cookery.

cornmeal mush mixed with pork scraps, seasoned with onions, spices, herbs, etc., and shaped into loaves and sliced for frying.

Origin of scrapple

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; scrap1 + -le Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for scrapple



US scraps of pork cooked with cornmeal and formed into a loaf

Word Origin for scrapple

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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