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hush puppies

when not capitalized, hush puppies are deep fried balls of cornmeal batter, a side dish popular in the southeast U.S. often served with seafood; See also Hush Puppies (the phrase when it is capitalized has a different meaning)

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  • hush puppies are a food popular in the Southeastern U.S. that were originally fed as a treat to barking Basset Hounds to keep them quiet
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I'll have the fish platter with French fries and hush puppies.

Submitted by TriplePurple on March 09, 2024

Modified by TriplePurple on March 21, 2024

Additional definitions for 'hush puppies':

hush puppieswhen capitalized, Hush Puppies are a brand of shoes; See also hush puppies (without capitalization)
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