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johnnycake

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noun john·ny·cake \ˈjä-nē-ˌkāk\

Definition of johnnycake

  1. :  a bread made with cornmeal



Origin and Etymology of johnnycake

probably from the name Johnny


First Known Use: 1739


JOHNNYCAKE Defined for Kids

johnnycake

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noun john·ny·cake \ˈjä-nē-ˌkāk\

Definition of johnnycake for Students

  1. :  a bread made of cornmeal, milk, flour, and eggs




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