noun South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of hoecake
Regional variation note
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Historical Examples of hoe-cake
At the fire-place a negro woman was frying meat and baking a hoe-cake.The Jucklins
The hoe-cake was produced and partaken of ravenously and thankfully.Sword and Pen
John Algernon Owens
Only one step above this class, another order is found on a hoe-cake.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
Hoe-cake, a cake of Indian meal baked on a hoe or before the fire.
In this way the hoe-cake is baked in one, while the bacon is fried in the other.
1745, American English, said to be so called because it originally was baked on the broad thin blade of a cotton-field hoe (n.).