• synonyms

hot cake

  1. a pancake or griddlecake.
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  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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Idioms and Phrases with sell like hot cakes

sell like hot cakes

see like hot cakes.

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