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[hoh-keyk] /ˈhoʊˌkeɪk/
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S.
an unleavened cake made with flour or corn meal: originally baked on a hoe but now usually cooked on a griddle.
Origin of hoecake
1735-45, Americanism; hoe + cake
Regional variation note
See pancake. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We snatched a cold hoecake or leftover biscuit smeared with jelly and took off on our own adventures.
  • My favorite has long been the marriage of hoecake and pork barbecue.

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