hot·​cake | \ ˈhät-ˌkāk How to pronounce hotcake (audio) \

Definition of hotcake

like hotcakes
: at a rapid rate selling like hotcakes

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Examples of hotcake in a Sentence

hotcakes and maple syrup will be served at the church breakfast
Recent Examples on the Web There were also his calls for the road warriors to pick up his breakfast—McDonald's hotcakes and sausage—or lunch—a Brawny Lad from Big Boy. Becca Hackett, Car and Driver, "How I Landed My Dream Job at Car and Driver," 22 May 2020 Published in 1826, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans—which elevated the myth of the vanishing Indian to a romanticized cornerstone of white U.S. identity—sold like backcountry hotcakes. Caitlin Fitz, The Atlantic, "Conquerors Armed With Spreadsheets," 8 Apr. 2020 Doughnuts were selling like hotcakes with people coming from across the country. CBS News, "Doughnut shop owner returns after community bought out store every day while she was in a coma," 10 Dec. 2019 Houstonians can fill up on delicious hotcakes for a good cause, as proceeds from pancake week will be donated to local community gardens and organizations, depending on the location. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Deal of the Day: Celebrate National Pancake Day at Snooze, an A.M. Eatery," 18 Feb. 2020 Fun fact: cookbooks are actually selling like hotcakes. Fortune, "Discovering the Allure of Cookbooks: Why They’re Still Worth Buying," 15 Dec. 2019 Instant Pot Duo 60 The most popular Instant Pot model, the Duo 60, has been selling like hotcakes yet is still available on Amazon and remains at its lowest price ever—just $49 compared to its usual $80 price tag. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The best Cyber Monday deals under $50 you can still get," 2 Dec. 2019 Like the past several years, Delhi residents are reaching for anti-pollution masks, which are selling like hotcakes. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "In photos: Anti-pollution masks are now an essential accessory in Delhi," 15 Nov. 2019 In a point-and-click world, that was a seismic move. TRC Lab is selling like hotcakes. Martha Mccully, Los Angeles Times, "Browsing: Shopping for rugs with interior designer Adam Hunter," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of hotcake

1683, in the meaning defined above

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“Hotcake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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