pancake

noun
pan·​cake | \ ˈpan-ˌkāk How to pronounce pancake (audio) \

Definition of pancake

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: a flat cake made of thin batter and cooked (as on a griddle) on both sides

pancake

verb
pancaked; pancaking

Definition of pancake (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to make a pancake landing

transitive verb

1 : to cause to pancake
2 : to knock flat

Pan-Cake

trademark
\ ˈpan-ˌkāk How to pronounce Pan-Cake (audio) \

Definition of Pan-Cake (Entry 3 of 3)

used for a cosmetic in semimoist cake form

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Synonyms for pancake

Synonyms: Noun

flapjack, griddle cake, hotcake, slapjack

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Examples of pancake in a Sentence

Noun

We had blueberry pancakes and sausage for breakfast. She wore sequins, false eyelashes, and pancake onstage.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Gear up for the egg hunt with a hearty pancake breakfast at IHOP. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "20 Restaurants That Will Stay Open on Easter Sunday," 12 Mar. 2019 Start the Huntington Beach Independence Day with a pancake breakfast, then segue to running events for adults and kids. April Orcutt, latimes.com, "Celebrate 4th of July with fun, fireworks, parades, pianos and pancakes," 24 June 2018 Kathleen Burns prepares her home for a Galen-Tiki brunch featuring rum punch, pancakes and quiche. Anne Marie Chaker, WSJ, "‘Nobody Likes Valentine’s Day Anymore.’ Retailers, Florists Cash In on ‘Galentine’s Day,’ a Ladies-Only Spin," 9 Feb. 2019 This past weekend, her kids choose between French toast and red velvet macadamia nut pancakes for breakfast. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "A School Is Turning Its Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen Take-Home Meals for Kids," 5 Apr. 2019 Now, she’s established a friendly, pared-back space with delectable scallion pancakes that will serve as a welcome reprieve from the noise of South by Southwest. Ella Riley-adams, Vogue, "The Best New Places to Eat in Austin During SXSW," 9 Mar. 2019 Norma's, the open-air terrace restaurant at the Parker, is open all day and serves up everything from fluffy blueberry pancakes to cheesy lobster macaroni. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "What to Do on Your Next Trip to Palm Springs," 5 Mar. 2019 Made of anodized aluminum with stainless steel handles and a ceramic nonstick finish, your omelets, steaks, and pancakes will slide right out of the pan. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "5 Best Ceramic Cookware Sets to Buy in 2019, According to Kitchen Product Experts," 1 Mar. 2019 The traditional pancake and sausage breakfast runs from 7 to 11 a.m. at Bel Air High School — access is through the school’s side entrance along Baltimore Pike. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford is ready to celebrate our nation's birthday," 4 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Watch him pancake the blitzer from Georgia in another. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "From picked on to punishing: The story of new Colt Quenton Nelson," 27 Apr. 2018 Cottage cheese can be baked into muffins and added to pancake batter — and no one will ever know. Martina Schimitschek, sandiegouniontribune.com, "5 ways to add protein and fiber to Mom's, Dad's diet," 25 Apr. 2018 Braid each tail into a fishtail and then pancake out the sides for volume. Kristin Koch, Seventeen, "42 Amazing New Ways to Wear Braids," 1 Feb. 2018 The lateral movement caused them to snap outward at the weakest point — the hinge joints — freeing the upper deck to pancake down onto the lower one. Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post, "The deadliest bridge collapses in U.S. history," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pancake

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1911, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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pancake

noun

English Language Learners Definition of pancake

: a thin, flat, round cake that is made by cooking batter on both sides in a frying pan or on a hot surface (called a griddle)
: thick makeup worn especially by actors

pancake

noun
pan·​cake | \ ˈpan-ˌkāk How to pronounce pancake (audio) \

Kids Definition of pancake

: a flat cake made of thin batter and cooked on both sides on a griddle

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