johnny cakes

johnnycake

[jon-ee-keyk]
noun Northern U.S.
a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle.
Also, johnny cake.


Origin:
1730–40, Americanism; probably by folk etymology from earlier jonakin, of obscure origin


See pancake.
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