oat·​cake ˈōt-ˌkāk How to pronounce oatcake (audio)
: a thin flat oatmeal cake

Examples of oatcake in a Sentence

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, 20 Nov. 2019 The weather was bad, the gadflies were annoying and the food consisted almost entirely of oatcakes and eggs. Anna Russell, WSJ, 13 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oatcake was in the 14th century

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“Oatcake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oatcake. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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