Definitions

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

  • noun Cornmeal mush.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Indian corn coarsely ground or broken by pounding; a kind of hominy; also, a porridge made of it.

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

  • noun United States An article of food consisting of maize broken or bruised, which is cooked by boiling, and usually eaten with milk; coarse hominy.

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

  • noun An article of food consisting of coarse ground maize, or a porridge made from it.

Etymologies

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

[Narragansett nasàump.]

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From Massachusett nasamp, nasaump ("softened with water").

Examples

  • From this the English call their samp, which is the Indian corn beaten and boiled and eaten hot or cold with milk and butter, and is a diet exceedingly wholesome for English bodies. "

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • Some are still in existence and known as samp-mills.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

  • When I heard their chant was calling for ‘eye of Newt Gingrich’ and a ‘samp of vamp,’ I got the hell out.

    Silver Zombie

  • The first 30 people to visit them on Sunday Sniffa NYC get a 5ml samp free...

    Le Labo Oud 27: Perfume Review

  • All the mealie kernels he's pushing through are going to become samp sort of like hominy , the bag directly underneath him is catching all the kernels, the bag to the left and in front is to catch all the chaff.

    It's (maybe) Really Time for the Hot Chocolate!

  • I think...am now wondering if I need to try a different samp in order to make sure mine hasn't "gone off," or is simply doctored it was purchased online, or if the effect is simply my own olfactory system.

    One viscous, one vibrant

  • We sang with kids, kids sang to us, we prayed, we watched Rejoice get down in some jump rope, and we got to eat two meals, including samp and beans.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • It is served with samp (boiled corn) or rice and salads (usually butternut and beet root).

    The White Wedding

  • We sang with kids, kids sang to us, we prayed, we watched Rejoice get down in some jump rope, and we got to eat two meals, including samp and beans.

    The Sponge Helps You Prepare For All Those Adventures

  • All the mealie kernels he's pushing through are going to become samp sort of like hominy , the bag directly underneath him is catching all the kernels, the bag to the left and in front is to catch all the chaff.

    Archive 2009-04-01

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  • (n): hulled Indian corn, or coarse hominy; a gruel or porridge made of this.

    January 6, 2009