Definition of Johnny cake

1. Noun. Cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England).

Exact synonyms: Johnnycake, Journey Cake
Generic synonyms: Cornbread
Specialized synonyms: Hoecake, Shawnee Cake
Geographical relationships: New England

Definition of Johnny cake

1. Noun. (colloquial) corn bread ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Johnny Cake

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Literary usage of Johnny cake

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1. English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, John Dickson Batten (1890)
"and trotted as fast as his legs could carry him after Johnny-cake, ... And he set into a gallop after Johnny-cake, who went on and on so fast that the wolf ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"johnny cake ! We might as well call it Tommy or Pelatiah cake !—Phila. ... 1847 Then came the fine meal Indian Johnny-cake, mixed with cream, eggs, ..."

3. In the Child's World: Morning Talks and Stories for Kindergartens, Primary by Emilie Poulsson (1893)
"The johnny cake. Little Sarah, sha stood by her grandmother's bed, ... You shall get me a johnny cake; quickly go make it, In one minute mix, ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept, Southern Pacific Company (1912)
"It's baked as the original johnny-cake used to be—on a ... "Only enough to make the johnny- cake. I must see if I can't get her to bring me more tomorrow. ..."

5. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases and Usages with by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"Johnny-cake, n. The name is of American origin, originally given by the negroes to a cake made of Indian corn (maize). In Australia it is a cake baked on ..."

6. Elson Primary School Reader: Book One- by William Harris Elson (1912)
"She said to the little boy, "Watch the Johnny-cake and do not let it burn. ... He forgot about the Johnny-cake. All at once he heard a noise. ..."

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