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

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Whether or not the IHOb name is only a short-term marketing gimmick, there's a monetary reason why the pancake chain is flipping over on its brand identity: Pancakes aren't selling like hotcakes. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, "IHOP's name change: What does IHOb stand for?," 11 June 2018 This is why deet sprays and citronella candles sell like hotcakes in the summer. Christopher Michel, Good Housekeeping, "8 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes Naturally," 17 Feb. 2017 Tyra Banks is looking to continue her streak in Pacific Palisades, the Westside neighborhood where the model and television personality has been picking up properties like hotcakes. Jack Flemming,, "Tyra Banks flips Pacific Palisades town home back on the market," 2 Apr. 2018 Loyola basketball merchandise sells like hotcakes on March 26, 2018, after the Ramblers make it into the Final Four. Lauren Zumbach,, "Final Four fame: Loyola OKs 'Sister Jean' T-shirts, bobbleheads," 27 Mar. 2018 The breakfast will include hotcakes, sausage, fresh fruit and beverages. Laura Bednar,, "Independence to host Easter Bunny breakfast March 31; deadline to register is Friday," 22 Mar. 2018 But the most addictive thing served might be on the breakfast menu: ricotta hotcakes., "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2018: Harbour Island, Bahamas," 12 Feb. 2018 For some readers, any breakfast spot, hotcake house or burger joint with a roadhouse vibe both qualified and represented a crime for not being included., "Diners galore: Readers suggest 15 favorite restaurants to replace the Overlook," 23 Jan. 2018 Nissan launched an electric version of the Leaf back in September, which Schillaci said is already selling like hotcakes. Dom Galeon, NBC News, "Nissan's 'Singing' Car Offers a Fix for Pedestrian Problem," 31 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hotcake

1683, in the meaning defined above

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