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flapjack

[flap-jak] /ˈflæpˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a pancake or griddlecake.
2.
British. a small case for face powder; compact.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; flap + jack1
Regional variation note
1. See pancake.
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Examples for flapjack
  • The only person it does not affect is flapjack, whose blood is needed to make a cure.
British Dictionary definitions for flapjack

flapjack

/ˈflæpˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a chewy biscuit made with rolled oats
2.
(US & Canadian, NZ) another word for pancake
Word Origin
C17: from flap (in the sense: toss) + jack1
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Word Origin and History for flapjack
flapjack
pre-1600, from flap + jack, using the personal name in its generic object sense.
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Slang definitions & phrases for flapjack

flapjack

noun

A pancake (1600+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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