Definition of pancake noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpænkeɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpænkeɪk//
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  1. 1 [countable] a thin flat round cake made from a mixture of flour, eggs and milk that is fried on both sides, usually eaten hot for breakfast in the US, and in Britain either as a dessert with sugar, jam, etc. or as a main course with meat, cheese, etc. pancakes with maple syrup a selection of savoury pancakes See related entries: Carbohydrates
  2. 2[uncountable] thick make-up for the face, used especially in the theatre
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from the noun pan + cake.Idioms completely flat The country around here is as flat as a pancake. More Like ThisSimiles in idioms (as) bald as a coot, (as) blind as a bat, (as) bright as a button, (as) bold as brass, as busy as a bee, as clean as a whistle, (as) dead as a/​the dodo, (as) deaf as a post, (as) dull as ditchwater, (as) fit as a fiddle, as flat as a pancake, (as) good as gold, (as) mad as a hatter/​a March hare, (as) miserable/​ugly as sin, as old as the hills, (as) pleased as Punch, as pretty as a picture, (as) regular as clockwork, (as) quick as a flash, (as) safe as houses, (as) sound as a bell, (as) steady as a rock, (as) thick as two short planks, (as) tough as old bootsSee worksheet.
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