WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈhush ˌpup•py, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Food[Southern U.S.]a small, deep-fried ball of cornmeal dough.
hush′ pup′py, [Chiefly Southern U.S.]
- Food, Dialect Termsa small, unsweetened cake or ball of cornmeal dough fried in deep fat.
- allegedly so called because such cakes were fed to dogs to keep them from begging for scraps while other dishes were cooked 1915–20, American.