johnny-cake


noun Northern U.S.

  1. a cake or bread made of corn meal and water or milk, usually cooked on a griddle.
n.

1739, American English, of unknown origin, perhaps from Shawnee cake, from the Indian tribe. Folk etymology since 1775, however, connects it to journey cake.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

49 queries 2.331