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Definition of "cornpone" [cornpone]

  • Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Notes at johnnycake, light bread, pone. (noun)
  • Informal Folksy and homespun, as in manner or speech: a penchant for cornpone humor; cornpone political prose. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cornpone" in a sentence
  • "When I finally got around to seeing the movie later, I thought, wow, kind of cornpone, and ... ""
  • "Charlie Kirbo, a cornpone Southern lawyer but bright and close to Carter, was always open to my views."
  • "The story here concerns a pair of American innocents abroad—Lightning McQueen, the bright-red race car brightly voiced by Owen Wilson, and Tow Mater, the buck-toothed, good-hearted tow truck who speaks in the cornpone tones of Larry the Cable Guy."
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