Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural Ground hominy that is boiled with water or milk and served as a breakfast food or side dish.
  • noun plural Coarsely ground grain, especially corn.

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  • noun Plural form of grit.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of grit.
  • noun Plural form of grit. ('hulled oats')
  • noun Western Hemisphere Coarsely ground hominy which is boiled and eaten, primarily in the Southern United States.

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  • noun coarsely ground hulled corn boiled as a breakfast dish in the southern United States

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Middle English grutta, coarse meal, from Old English grytta, pl. of grytt.]

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See grit (Etymology 1)

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See grit ("hulled oats")

Examples

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  • A Southern food staple. Also used to refer to someone from the rural South, as in "He's such a grit he prob'ly eats pie for breakfast."

    October 28, 2007