Johnnycake Definition

jŏnē-kāk
noun
A kind of thin, flat, corn bread baked on a griddle.
Webster's New World
Any corn bread.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Johnnycake

Noun

Singular:
johnnycake
Plural:
johnnycakes

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

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