Definition of olykoek in English:

olykoek

Pronunciation /ˈɒlɪkʊk/

noun

dialect US
  • A small ball-shaped cake made of sweetened dough and traditionally fried in lard (similar to a doughnut).

    Olykoeks originated in Dutch cookery and were introduced to America by early 17th-cent. Dutch settlers in New York.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Dutch oliekoek, †olycoeck (Middle Dutch olikoeck) from olie + koek.