Definitions for johnnycakeˈdʒɒn iˌkeɪk
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a flat cake or bread made with cornmeal, usu. cooked on a griddle.
* Northern U.S..
Origin of johnnycake:
1730–40, Amer.; prob. by folk etym. from earlier jonakin, of obscure orig.
johnnycake, johnny cake, journey cake(noun)
cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
A dense, baked or fried flatbread made of cornmeal.
Origin: johnny, alteration of journey + cake
a kind of bread made of the meal of maize (Indian corn), mixed with water or milk, etc., and baked