The Full Form of HOE is Hoecake.
hoe + cake, since it was often cooked on a hoe (not the gardening implement).
hoecake (plural hoecakes)
- (dated, Southern US) A type of cornbread or cornmeal cake, made with water and salt. It was originally baked before the fire or in the ashes on a type of iron pan called a hoe; in modern times, it is fried in cooking oil in a skillet.
- In Jean Fritz’s children’s book George Washington’s Breakfast, the protagonist finds out that George Washington may have eaten hoecakes for breakfast.