flannel cake

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nounChiefly North Midland U.S.
  1. griddlecake; pancake.

Origin of flannel cake

First recorded in 1785–95

regional variation note For flannel cake

See pancake.

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How to use flannel cake in a sentence

  • "Nobody waits for anybody on flannel-cake days," said Emmie, drawing in her chair with a chastened satisfaction.

    The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
  • There was a town down there, as flat as a flannel-cake, and called Summit, of course.