Chiefly Southern U.S. See johnnycake. See Regional Note at johnnycake.(noun)
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Use "hoecake" in a sentence
"This recipe is a take on the Southern hoecake, which is often made only with cornmeal."
"Yes, mam, de spider got three legs dat it sets on en de griddle, dat what I makes dese little thin kind of hoecake on."
"But they started to cook with it, beginning with native fry cake, which they called hoe bread or hoecake."