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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. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • Would you like a drink of milk or a piece of oatcake before you go?

    Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood George MacDonald
  • Then he ate ravenously of the cold wild-fowl and oatcake which George had provided.

    The Half-Hearted John Buchan
  • And they all supped on fried potatoes, cheese, oatcake and jam!

    Elizabeth's Campaign

    Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  • She set a plate of oatcake and a jug of buttermilk on the table before Neal, and bade him eat.

    The Northern Iron George A. Birmingham
  • 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
  • Things went from bad to worse, but they sat down to their meal of oatcake and milk uncomplaining, after a long grace.


    M. Leonora Eyles
  • Marcella gave her oatcake and milk and stood looking at her olive skin, her flashing eyes, her bright shawl curiously.


    M. Leonora Eyles
  • They have wine and spices and fair bread; and we oatcake and straw, and water to drink.

  • Within, the drink was running to its dregs, and piles of oatcake farls lay yet untouched.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • 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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