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hot cake

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noun
  1. a pancake or griddlecake.
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Idioms
  1. 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.
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Origin of hot cake

An Americanism dating back to 1675–85

Regional variation note

1. See pancake.
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Related Words

flapjackbattercakegriddlecake

Examples from the Web for hot cake

Historical Examples

  • The shallow pan also serves as a cover for either of the deeper dishes or for a hot-cake griddle.

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  • He could imagine the number of daring devils from whose amorous advances even a hot-cake queen was not immune.