oat·​cake | \ ˈōt-ˌkāk How to pronounce oatcake (audio) \

Definition of oatcake

: a thin flat oatmeal cake

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Recent Examples on the Web Admirers regard the show with a kind of doting pride—for its underdog status and its humor, which is dry and subtle and, like oatcakes or Pimm’s, seems peculiarly British. Anna Russell, The New Yorker, "How “Gogglebox” Became a Chronicle of Brexit Fatigue," 20 Nov. 2019 The weather was bad, the gadflies were annoying and the food consisted almost entirely of oatcakes and eggs. Anna Russell, WSJ, "A Keats-Inspired Tour of Scotland, From Pubs to Peaks," 13 July 2017

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First Known Use of oatcake

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Oatcake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oatcake. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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