soul food

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. souk,
  2. soukous,
  3. soul,
  4. soul brother,
  5. soul cake,
  6. soul kiss,
  7. soul mate,
  8. soul music,
  9. soul of, the,
  10. soul sister

Origin of soul food

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65

Related formssoul-food, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for soul food

soul food

noun

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