Definitions for hoecakeˈhoʊˌkeɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an unleavened cake made with flour or cornmeal.

    Category: Dialect

* South Midland and Southern U.S..

Origin of hoecake:

1735–45, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hoecake(noun)

    thin usually unleavened johnnycake made of cornmeal; originally baked on the blade of a hoe over an open fire (southern)


  1. hoecake(Noun)

    A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made of water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a hoe, now it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.

  2. Origin: So called because the cake was often cooked on a hoe.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hoecake(noun)

    a cake of Indian meal, water, and salt, baked before the fire or in the ashes; -- so called because often cooked on a hoe


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