Johnnycake meaning

jŏnē-kāk
Cornmeal bread usually shaped into a flat cake and baked or fried on a griddle.
noun
0
0
A kind of thin, flat, corn bread baked on a griddle.
noun
0
0
Any corn bread.
noun
0
0
(US) A dense, baked or fried flatbread made of cornmeal.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of johnnycake

  • Perhaps alteration (influenced by the name Johnny) (and cake) of earlier jonakin perhaps akin to English dialectal (Lancashire) jannock flat loaf of oaten bread perhaps from Jan variant of the name John

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • johnny, alteration of journey + cake

    From Wiktionary