john·​ny·​cake | \ ˈjä-nē-ˌkāk How to pronounce johnnycake (audio) \

Definition of johnnycake

: a bread made with cornmeal

Examples of johnnycake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Options may include curry chickpeas, jerk barbecue tofu and johnnycakes, as well as a rotating menu of Caribbean specials, such as a vegan take on sauteed ackee. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, 3 Dec. 2019 But the real beauties are some of the more inventive dishes, like the Spanish octopus with marcona almond romesco and Basque pepper, or the neptune johnnycake smeared with honey butter, Boston smoked bluefish, and sturgeon caviar. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 16 July 2018

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First Known Use of johnnycake

1739, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for johnnycake

probably from the name Johnny

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“Johnnycake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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john·​ny·​cake | \ ˈjä-nē-ˌkāk How to pronounce johnnycake (audio) \

Kids Definition of johnnycake

: a bread made of cornmeal, milk, flour, and eggs

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