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.

1735–45, Americanism; hoe + cake

See pancake.
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thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern) 
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Example sentences
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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