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{{11}}cake (n.) early 13c., from O.N. kaka "cake," from W.Gmc. *kokon- (Cf. M.Du. koke, Du. koek, O.H.G. huohho, Ger. Kuchen), from PIE root *gag-, *gog- "something round, lump of something." Not related to L. coquere "to cook," as formerly supposed. Replaced its Old English cognate, coecel.
What man, I trow ye raue, Wolde ye bothe eate your cake and haue your cake? ["The Proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood," 1562]
Originally (until early 15c.) "a flat, round loaf of bread." Let them eat cake is from Rousseau's "Confessions," in reference to an incident c.1740, when it was already proverbial, long before Marie Antoinette. The "cake" in question was not a confection, but a poor man's food.
{{12}}cake (v.) c.1600, from CAKE (Cf. cake) (n.). Caked "thickly encrusted" is from 1922.

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