WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈhush ˌpup•py, n. [countable]
  • Food[Southern U.S.]a small, deep-fried ball of cornmeal dough.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    hush pup′py, [Chiefly Southern U.S.]
    1. 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.

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