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[oht-keyk] /ˈoʊtˌkeɪk/
a cake, usually thin and brittle, made of oatmeal.
Origin of oatcake
First recorded in 1590-1600; oat + cake Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But, holding on with one hand, she coolly took a piece of oatcake from her pocket, and munched it.

    The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton
  • And they all supped on fried potatoes, cheese, oatcake and jam!

    Elizabeth's Campaign Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  • They have wine and spices and fair bread; and we oatcake and straw, and water to drink.

  • She then provided us with some hot milk and oatcake, and something we had never tasted before, which she called "seath."

    From John O'Groats to Land's End Robert Naylor and John Naylor
  • Marcella had taken her piece of oatcake and cheese at supper-time out to the door.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • Things went from bad to worse, but they sat down to their meal of oatcake and milk uncomplaining, after a long grace.

    Captivity M. Leonora Eyles
  • Then he ate ravenously of the cold wild-fowl and oatcake which George had provided.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • Within, the drink was running to its dregs, and piles of oatcake farls lay yet untouched.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • They have wine and spices and fair bread, and we oatcake and straw, and water to drink.

    The Rise of the Democracy Joseph Clayton
  • There was enough in that great sea cauldron for two more such meals as this, and the oatcake barrel was full.

    A Sea Queen's Sailing Charles Whistler
British Dictionary definitions for oatcake


a brittle unleavened oatmeal biscuit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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