hot cake

/ˈhɒt keɪk/ (say 'hot kayk)

noun
1. US a pancake.
phrase
2. go (or sell) like hot cakes, to sell quickly, especially in large quantities. {Phrase Origin: US (1880s); ? from pancakes cooked and sold at fairs}
Also, hotcake.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • hot cake — BrE hot|cake AmE [ˈhɔtkeık US ˈha:t ] n 1.) be selling/going like hot cakes if things are selling like hot cakes, they are very popular and people are buying a lot of them very quickly ▪ Copies of the book are selling like hot cakes. 2.) AmE a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot cake — hot′ cake or hot′cake n. coo a pancake or griddlecake • sell or go like hot cakes Etymology: 1675–85, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • hot cake — ☆ hot cake n. PANCAKE sell like hot cakes Informal to be sold rapidly and in large quantities …   English World dictionary

  • hot cake — noun a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle • Syn: ↑pancake, ↑battercake, ↑flannel cake, ↑flannel cake, ↑flapcake, ↑flapjack, ↑griddlecake, ↑hotcake …   Useful english dictionary

  • hot cake — 1. a pancake or griddlecake. 2. sell or go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, esp. in quantity: His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release. [1675 85, Amer.] Regional Variation. 1. See pancake.… …   Universalium

  • hot cake — (Expresión inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino México COCINA Pan delgado y de forma circular que se come con mantequilla y miel. IRREG. plural hot cakes …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • hot cake — s m Especie de crepa o tortilla gruesa, hecha a base de harina, huevo y mantequilla, cocida en un sartén o plancha engrasada, que se come caliente y bañada en miel: una orden de hot cakes. (Se pronuncia jot kéik.) …   Español en México

  • hot cake — noun (C) be selling/going like hot cakes spoken to be sold very quickly and in large amounts …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hot cake — pancake, flapjack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hot·cake — /ˈhɑːtˌkeık/ noun, pl cakes [count] chiefly US : ↑pancake like hotcakes informal : at a very fast rate : very quickly The new record is selling/going like hotcakes …   Useful english dictionary

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