soul food


traditional black American cookery, which originated in the rural South, consisting of such foods as chitterlings, pig knuckles, turnip greens, and cornbread.

Origin of soul food

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65

Related forms

soul-food, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for soul food

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British Dictionary definitions for soul food

soul food


informal food, such as chitterlings or yams, traditionally eaten by Black people in the southern US
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