soul food


noun

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

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Origin of soul food

An Americanism dating back to 1960–65

OTHER WORDS FROM soul food

soul-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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