Definition of hominy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhämənē/


Coarsely ground corn used to make grits: [as modifier]: hominy grits
More example sentences
  • In this case what is being coarsely ground is hominy.
  • I was up at 5:00 or 5:30 going out to the smokehouse for ham, cooking hominy grits, and making biscuits.
  • We're not sure if Martin had anything to do with it, but we did find traces of hominy grits mixed in with the samples.


Early 17th century: shortened from Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.

Words that rhyme with hominy

dominie, Melpomene

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Syllabification: hom·i·ny

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