Definition of samp in English:


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Pronunciation: /samp


[mass noun] US & South African
  • Coarsely ground Indian corn, or a kind of porridge made from it.
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    • Within no time at all, bags of mealie-meal, rice, samp & beans, sugar and vegetables started pouring in.
    • Sour milk porridge with sugar for pudding, crumbly phutu squeezed into a ball with my fingers and dipped into gravy, samp (broken maize kernels) boiled with beans, all favourites, and the gastronomic mixing of cultures didn't end there.
    • The food was distributed after a short service and hymns, while token holders patiently queued to collect their parcels which consisted of mealie meal, flour, sugar, samp, beans, oil and salt.


mid 17th century: from Algonquian nasamp 'softened by water'.

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