or john·ny cake
- a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle.
Origin of johnnycake
1730–40, Americanism; probably by folk etymology from earlier jonakin, of obscure origin
Regional variation note
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- US a type of thin flat corn bread baked on a griddle
- Australian a thin cake of flour and water paste cooked in the ashes of a fire or in a pan