[ haht-keyk ]
/ ˈhɑt ˌkeɪk /
a pancake or griddlecake.
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Idioms for hot cake
sell / go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
Origin of hot cake
An Americanism dating back to 1675–85
regional variation note for hot cake
1. See pancake.
Words nearby hot cake
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