Cornmeal bread usually shaped into a flat cake and baked or fried on a griddle.
A kind of thin, flat, corn bread baked on a griddle.
Any corn bread.
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