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hot cake

noun
1.
a pancake or griddlecake.
Idioms
2.
sell / go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity:
His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
Origin of hot cake
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
Regional variation note
1. See pancake.
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  • The shallow pan also serves as a cover for either of the deeper dishes or for a hot-cake griddle.

  • He could imagine the number of daring devils from whose amorous advances even a hot-cake queen was not immune.

    The Pride of Palomar Peter B. Kyne

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