hot cake

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noun

a pancake or griddlecake.

Nearby words

  1. hot and heavy,
  2. hot as blazes,
  3. hot bed,
  4. hot buttered rum,
  5. hot button,
  6. hot cap,
  7. hot cockles,
  8. hot cold-working,
  9. hot comb,
  10. hot corner

Idioms

    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

1. See pancake.

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Idioms and Phrases with sell like hot cakes

sell like hot cakes

see like hot cakes.

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