You watch the johnny-cake while your father and I go out to work in the garden.
Where he got it, I don't know, but what he meant was "johnny-cake."
The old man built a fire in his mud fireplace, and prepared the evening meal of broiled bacon, johnny-cake, and coffee.
One morning the old woman made a johnny-cake, and put it in the oven to bake.
johnny-cake was made of corn-meal boiled with water, probably the same as our mush now.
We had hot biscuit, fried bacon, johnny-cake, butter and milk.
She sent you from the table, and made you go without your breakfast, and we had ham and johnny-cake toast that morning, too.
For my part, I almost wish we could go back to pumpkin-pie and johnny-cake.
"Make some biscuit or a johnny-cake," said Charlie, fertile in expedients.
Can I ever eat creamed codfish and johnny-cake again, think you?
1739, American English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Shawnee cake, from the Indian tribe. Folk etymology since 1775, however, connects it to journey cake.