Definition of samp in English:

samp

Syllabification: samp
Pronunciation: /samp
 
/

noun

US & South African
  • Coarsely ground corn, or porridge made from this.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Narragansett nasamp.

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