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johnny cake (plural johnny cakes)

  1. (US, Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A type of basic cornbread.
    • 1922, Katherine Mansfield, The Doll's House, in Selected Stories, Oxford 2002, p. 353:
      The little girls sat under the pines eating their thick mutton sandwiches and big slabs of johnny cake spread with butter.
    • 1987, Ida West, Pride Against Prejudice, in Heiss & Minter (eds.), Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, Allen & Unwin 2008, p. 108:
      The women were good cooks. They used to cook bread, damper and johnny cake in bakers.