johnnycake

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From johnny, alteration of journey, + cake.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈdʒɑː.niːˌkeɪk/
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johnnycake (plural johnnycakes)

  1. (US) A dense, baked or fried flatbread made of cornmeal.
    • 1910, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter II, in The Depot Master[1]:
      Next mornin' I was up early and when the banker turned out I was fryin' a couple of slices of the pork and had some coffee b'ilin'. Likewise there was a pan of johnnycake in the oven.

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