Pronunciation: (kāk'wôk"), [key]
1. (formerly) a promenade or march, of black American origin, in which the couples with the most intricate or eccentric steps received cakes as prizes.
2. a dance with a strutting step based on this promenade.
3. music for this dance.
4. Informal.something easy, sure, or certain.
to walk or dance in or as if in a cakewalk.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.