Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In old English law: A writ whereby an action depending in an inferior court might be removed into the Court of Common Pleas.
  • noun A writ whereby the sheriff was commanded to take security of a person for his appearance upon an assigned day.
  • noun In English and American card games, as bridge, the player who sits at the right of the dealer. See bridge.
  • noun Cornbread; in the southwestern United States, any bread made of Indian corn, especially coarse kinds used by the negroes and poorer whites, commonly called corn-pone; also, finer bread, made with milk and eggs, in flat cakes about an inch thick, very light and delicate. See johnny-cake, hoe-cake.
  • noun A loaf or cake of such bread.
  • noun In the game of vingt-et-un, the player to the left of the dealer; the eldest hand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Southern U. S. A kind of johnnycake.
  • noun An original writ, now superseded by the writ of certiorari, for removing a case from an inferior court into the Court of Exchequer.
  • noun An obsolete writ to enforce appearance in court by attaching goods or requiring securities.
  • noun (Card Playing) The player who cuts the cards, being usually the player on the dealer's right.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law, historical A writ in law used by the superior courts to remove cases from inferior courts.
  • noun card games The last player to bet or play in turn.
  • noun southern US A baked or fried cornbread (bread made of cornmeal), often made without milk or eggs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)

Etymologies

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

[Virginia Algonquian poan, appoans, cornbread.]

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From Anglo-Norman pone and its source, Late Latin pone, from Latin pōne, imperative form of pōnere ("to place").

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Unknown

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From Powhatan apones, appoans ("bread"). Compare Abenaki abôn ("bread").

Examples

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  • In the game of cribbage, the dealer's opponent.

    June 29, 2010

  • "All right, New Shoes! I'm fixing to smack you hard right across those pones of yours, where you need it most," she cried. "And for the rest of your punishment, you're to come straight home from school today and tell me something you've learned."

    --Eudora Welty, 1970, Losing Battles

    December 24, 2010

  • Ha, another bit of classic Weirdnet.

    December 17, 2012