from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New England & Upper Midwest See johnnycake. See Regional Note at johnnycake.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. cornbread usually cooked pancake-style on a griddle (chiefly New England)
Perhaps by folk etymology from jonakin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)