cornpone

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Etymology[edit]

From corn + pone.

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cornpone (plural cornpones)

  1. (US, Appalachian) A form of cornbread made without milk or eggs.
  2. (pejorative) Something or someone considered stereotypical of rural, Southern US attitudes or attributes.
    • 2005, John Baxter, We'll Always Have Paris, Bantam 2006, p. 27:
      Her southern accent was rich as molasses, and she really did, without affectation, call everyone ‘y'all’, but the cornpone was camouflage.

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