(Western Hemisphere) Coarsely ground hominy which is boiled and eaten, primarily in the Southern United States.
* (term) usually takes a plural verb, especially outside the southern US.
See (grit) (Etymology 1)
* 2007, James McBide, Hip-Hop Planet , National Geographic (April 2007), 106,
- "The long history is that spoken-word music made its way here on slave ships from West Africa centuries ago: Ethnomusicologists trace hip-hop's roots to the dance, drum, and song of West African griots , or storytellers, its pairing of word and music the manifestation of the painful journey of slaves who survived the middle passage".