cake·​hole | \ ˈkāk-ˌhōl How to pronounce cakehole (audio) \
plural cakeholes

Definition of cakehole

British, informal
: a person's mouth Your cakehole [=(US) pie hole] pumps out two and a half pints of saliva a day to moisten food and coat it with substances that help your absorption of nutrients.Runner's World, April 2012

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First Known Use of cakehole

circa 1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cakehole was circa 1943

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“Cakehole.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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