ban·​nock | \ ˈba-nək How to pronounce bannock (audio) \

Definition of bannock

1 : a usually unleavened flat bread or biscuit made with oatmeal or barley meal
2 chiefly New England : corn bread especially : a thin cake baked on a griddle

Examples of bannock in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Salmon n’ Bannock: Inspired by First Nations cuisine, the menu at this Vancouver favorite features hearty fare like boar meatballs and variations on bannock, the traditional First Nations unleavened bread. Craig Taylor, Smithsonian, "See Canada Through Fresh Eyes on a First Nations Tour," 10 July 2017 My characters take it for granted that their roads are made of biodegradable foam, 3-D printers spit out biological tissue, trucks drive themselves, and there’s a popular chain of bannock cafés in northern Canada. Annalee Newitz, Slate Magazine, "How to Write a Novel Set More Than 125 Years in the Future," 22 Sep. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bannock.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bannock

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bannock

Middle English bannok, from Old English bannuc

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bannock

Statistics for bannock

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bannock

The first known use of bannock was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on bannock Encyclopedia article about bannock

Comments on bannock

What made you want to look up bannock? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


showing courage and determination

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a closeup of a sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!