Definition of hush puppies in US English:

hush puppies

plural noun

  • Small cakes of cornmeal dough that are quickly deep-fried.

    • ‘In the southern states catfish fillets are usually dredged in cornmeal and fried, to be served with hush puppy and coleslaw.’
    • ‘Quenelles are more appropriate to a fine-dining dinner plate than the classic spoon-dropped hush puppy, but the winning recipe was too moist to hold a quenelle shape.’
    • ‘Breaking open a hush puppy, the boy seemed embarrassed yet proud of his grandfather's praise.’
    • ‘They have the smoothness of a beignet, the heft of a hush puppy, and they're spiced with cayenne pepper and little shreds of Italian ham.’


hush puppies

/ˈhəʃ ˌpəpiz/