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johnnycake

[jon-ee-keyk] /ˈdʒɒn iˌkeɪk/
noun, Northern U.S.
1.
a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle.
Also, johnny cake.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40, Americanism; probably by folk etymology from earlier jonakin, of obscure origin
Regional variation note
See pancake.
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