hoecake

[ 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.

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Origin of hoecake

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

regional variation note for hoecake

See pancake.
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