Definitions

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

  • n. Hulled and dried kernels of corn, prepared as food by boiling.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A food made from hulled corn (maize) kernels soaked in lye water, rinsed, then cooked and eaten; or, the rinsed kernels are dried and coarsely ground into hominy grits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Maize hulled and broken, and prepared for food by being boiled in water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Maize hulled and ground or broken more or less coarsely and prepared for food by being mixed with water and boiled.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. hulled corn with the bran and germ removed

Etymologies

Short for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First recorded in 1629. From Powhatan ("Virginia Algonquian"). Probably from uskatahomen, or from appuminnéonash ("parched corn").[2][3] Alternatively, perhaps a short form of rockahominy, from Powhatan rokohamin ("parched, ground corn").[4] (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • This is a fun word to say over and over again.

    October 28, 2007

  • Knock knock
    Who's there?
    Hominy
    Hominy who?
    Hominy boxes of cereal do you want?

    December 12, 2006