- an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them.
- the object so caught and eaten.
Origin of flapdragon
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A flap-dragon was a raisin floating on lighted spirit in a dish or glass and had to be snatched out with the mouth and swallowed.