[ hoh-keyk ]
/ ˈhoʊˌkeɪk /

noun South Midland and Southern U.S.

an unleavened cake made with flour or corn meal: originally baked on a hoe but now usually cooked on a griddle.

Origin of hoecake

An Americanism dating back to 1735–45; hoe + cake

Regional variation note

See pancake.
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Word Origin and History for hoe-cake



1745, American English, said to be so called because it originally was baked on the broad thin blade of a cotton-field hoe (n.).

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