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

  • n. Chiefly Southern U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Notes at johnnycake, light bread.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A writ in law used by the superior courts to remove cases from inferior courts.
  • n. A baked or fried cornbread (bread made of cornmeal), often made without milk or eggs.
  • n. The last player to bet or play in turn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A kind of johnnycake.
  • n.
  • n. An original writ, now superseded by the writ of certiorari, for removing a case from an inferior court into the Court of Exchequer.
  • n. An obsolete writ to enforce appearance in court by attaching goods or requiring securities.
  • n. The player who cuts the cards, being usually the player on the dealer's right.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Cornbread; in the southwestern United States, any bread made of Indian corn, especially coarse kinds used by the negroes and poorer whites, commonly called corn-pone; also, finer bread, made with milk and eggs, in flat cakes about an inch thick, very light and delicate. See johnny-cake, hoe-cake.
  • n. A loaf or cake of such bread.
  • n. In old English law: A writ whereby an action depending in an inferior court might be removed into the Court of Common Pleas.
  • n. A writ whereby the sheriff was commanded to take security of a person for his appearance upon an assigned day.
  • n. In the game of vingt-et-un, the player to the left of the dealer; the eldest hand.
  • n. In English and American card games, as bridge, the player who sits at the right of the dealer. See bridge.

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

  • n. cornbread often made without milk or eggs and baked or fried (southern)


Virginia Algonquian poan, appoans, cornbread.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman pone and its source, Late Latin pone, from Latin pōne, imperative form of pōnere ("to place"). (Wiktionary)
From Powhatan apones, appoans ("bread"). Compare Abenaki abôn ("bread"). (Wiktionary)
Unknown (Wiktionary)



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