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slapjack

[slap-jak]
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noun
  1. a simple card game.
  2. a flapjack or griddlecake.

Origin of slapjack

First recorded in 1790–1800; slap1 + jack1

Regional variation note

2. See pancake.
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slapjack

noun
  1. a simple card game
  2. US another word for pancake

Word Origin

C19: from slap + jack 1
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