corn cake

[ kawrn-keyk ]

  1. Midland and Southern U.S. a flat cornbread baked in a cast-iron skillet or griddle.

Origin of corn cake

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95

regional variation note For corn cake

See pancake.

Words Nearby corn cake Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use corn cake in a sentence

  • And Billy started on briskly, as if he knew well what supper meant, and thought he should have a share of corn-cake too.

  • She was sitting on a stool before the fire, cooking her scanty breakfast of corn-cake.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • "Watch me knock it away over the tree," and land sakes, goodness me and a pop-corn cake!

  • Fortunately they had left some fruit and a piece of corn-cake, which had slipped out of one of their baskets.

    The Settlers | William H. G. Kingston
  • Ours was composed of a corn cake, weighing about three-quarters of a pound, to each person, with as much water as was desired.

    Fifty Years in Chains | Charles Ball