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pancake

noun pan·cake \ ˈpan-ˌkāk \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of pancake

: a flat cake made of thin batter and cooked (as on a griddle) on both sides

Examples of pancake in a Sentence

  1. We had blueberry pancakes and sausage for breakfast.

  2. She wore sequins, false eyelashes, and pancake onstage.

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First Known Use of pancake

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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pancake

verb

Definition of pancake

pancaked; pancaking
: to make a pancake landing
1 : to cause to pancake
2 : to knock flat

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First Known Use of pancake

1911

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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Pan-Cake

trademark \ ˈpan-ˌkāk \

Definition of Pan-Cake

used for a cosmetic in semimoist cake form


PANCAKE Defined for English Language Learners

pancake

Definition of pancake for English Language Learners

  • : a thin, flat, round cake that is made by cooking batter on both sides in a frying pan or on a hot surface (called a griddle)

  • : thick makeup worn especially by actors


PANCAKE Defined for Kids

pancake

noun pan·cake \ ˈpan-ˌkāk \

Definition of pancake for Students

: a flat cake made of thin batter and cooked on both sides on a griddle


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