Definition of grits in English:

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grits

Pronunciation: /ɡrits/

plural noun

[also treated as singular] US
1A dish of coarsely ground corn kernels boiled with water or milk.
Example sentences
  • Enjoy grits with butter, brown sugar or with a splash of maple syrup.
  • I love grits, too, whether with eggs and sausage or topped with shrimp in true ‘low country’ style.
  • Almost immediately a servant brought her a plate of eggs, bacon, grits and sausage, each in small portions and all very southern.
1.1Coarsely ground corn kernels from which grits are made.
Example sentences
  • In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over low heat, bring the grits, milk, and chicken stock to a boil.
  • In a bowl, combine the grits, masa, and salt and mix well.
  • As luck would have it - and because I too have a bit of the South in me - I had a bag of stoneground South Carolina grits in my freezer.

Origin

Old English grytt, grytte 'bran, mill dust', of Germanic origin: related to Dutch grutten, German Grütze, also to groats.

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Syllabification: grits

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