johnnycake
noun Etymology: probably from the name Johnny Date: 1739 a bread made with cornmeal

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  • Johnnycake — John ny*cake ( k[=a]k ), n. A kind of bread made of the meal of maize (Indian corn), mixed with water or milk, etc., and baked. [U.S.] J. Barlow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • johnnycake — ☆ johnnycake [jän′ē kāk΄ ] n. [altered (by assoc. with JOHNNY & CAKE) < north Eng dial jannock, johnnick, a bread of oatmeal or wheat flour < ME janok (< ? Jan, var. of Jo(h)n)] 1. a kind of thin, flat, corn bread baked on a griddle 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • johnnycake — /jon ee kayk /, n. Northern U.S. a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle. Also, johnny cake. [1730 40, Amer.; prob. by folk etym. from earlier jonakin, of obscure orig.] Regional Variation. See pancake. *… …   Universalium

  • johnnycake — noun /ˈdʒɑː.niːˌkeɪk/ A dense, baked or fried flatbread made of cornmeal. Syn: ashcake, battercake, New England cornbread, corncake, cornpone, hoecake, journeycake, mushbread, pone, Shawneecake …   Wiktionary

  • johnnycake — n. cornbread cooked on a griddle (New England, USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • johnnycake — noun 1》 N. Amer. maize flour bread baked or fried on a griddle. 2》 Austral./NZ a small unleavened wheat loaf baked in wood ashes. Origin C18: also as journey cake, perh. the original form …   English new terms dictionary

  • johnnycake — john•ny•cake [[t]ˈdʒɒn iˌkeɪk[/t]] n. Northern U.S. coo a flat cake or bread made with cornmeal, usu. cooked on a griddle • Etymology: 1730–40, amer.; prob. by folk etym. from earlier jonakin, of obscure orig …   From formal English to slang

  • johnnycake — /ˈdʒɒnikeɪk / (say joneekayk) noun 1. a small flat damper of wheatmeal or flour about as big as the palm of the hand, cooked on both sides often on top of the embers of a campfire or in a camp oven. 2. US a similar cake or bread made of corn meal …   Australian English dictionary

  • johnnycake — noun cornbread usually cooked pancake style on a griddle (chiefly New England) • Syn: ↑johnny cake, ↑journey cake • Regions: ↑New England • Hypernyms: ↑cornbread • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • St. John's School (Texas) — Infobox School name = St. John s School | motto = Faith and Virtue established = 1946 type = Independent head name = Headmaster head = John Allman city = Houston state = Texas country = United States campus = Urban enrollment = 1,225 faculty = 75 …   Wikipedia

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