from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Notes at johnnycake, light bread, pone.
- adj. Informal Folksy and homespun, as in manner or speech: a penchant for cornpone humor; cornpone political prose.
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- n. A form of cornbread made without milk or eggs.
- n. Something or someone considered stereotypical of rural, Southern US attitudes or attributes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)
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.
Instead, Preminger allows the entire debate to be entirely driven by various forms of nonsense: the ONLY things we see Cooley's flag-waving as contrasted to Pidgeon's bullshit facade of polite talk as contrasted to Leffingwell's cornpone babble as contrasted to Van Ackerman attempting to eat the table.
Without the volatile securities business that hobbled some banks, Wells is making hay from a consumer franchise once derided by its slicker Wall Street rivals as a Midwestern, cornpone operation after its 1998 merger with Minneapolis-based Norwest Corp.
Whoever said, "Give those two their own movie!" struck gold as the cornpone couple appeared in low-budget hit after hit, thanks in no small part to Marjorie Main's excellent skill on even this tired material.
I find cornbread, especially cornpone, to be the perfect accompaniment.
As Black, Mr. Jackson must plead the case for living in a cornpone patois: I ain't got an original thought in my head.
Now that I've got tenure, I'll spit in my own cornpone by saying I'd like to see the tenure system abolished as well.
Even the cornpone accents the British-born Mr. Moyer sometimes sounds like he's channeling Elvis in a revival of "King Creole" are part of the fun.
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