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adj. (of cooked grits) of a semi-liquid consistency: Soft grits taste better – it almost like gruel. cf. HARD (Nassau)

v. [OED idem obs. → 1340; cf. the general tendency of Creole adj. to become verbs under the influence of African syntax] to become soft: Put it in the water and let it soft (Acklins).

Tags: adjective, verb

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Last update: 2011-10-04 14:01
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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