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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Examples from the Web for johnnycake
Ye'll find a haunch of venison in the cupboard that I roasted to-day, and some johnnycake; I doubt ef either be cold.Holiday Tales
W. H. H. Murray
I guess my coffees biled sufficient, and Im about to fry me a mess of bacon and johnnycake.
He was a tremendous big feller, said MGraw, heaping a tin plate with johnnycake and pouring bacon grease over it.
The steaks were capital; and as for the johnnycake, nobody in all Benton Valley could beat aunt Judith at that sort of thing.Winter Fun
William O. Stoddard