or john·ny cake
- a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle.
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Where he got it, I don't know, but what he meant was "johnny-cake."
"Make some biscuit or a Johnny-cake," said Charlie, fertile in expedients.The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Amanda Minnie Douglas
One morning the old woman made a Johnny-cake, and put it in the oven to bake.
You watch the Johnny-cake while your father and I go out to work in the garden.
I will have raised biscuit, too–it is not often you get anything but Johnny-cake, I warrant.With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga
W. Bert Foster
1739, American English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Shawnee cake, from the Indian tribe. Folk etymology since 1775, however, connects it to journey cake.