flapdragon

[ flap-drag-uh n ]
/ ˈflæpˌdræg ən /
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noun

an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them.
the object so caught and eaten.

Nearby words

  1. flap amputation,
  2. flap door,
  3. flap operation,
  4. flap valve,
  5. flapdoodle,
  6. flaperon,
  7. flapjack,
  8. flapless amputation,
  9. flappable,
  10. flapper

Origin of flapdragon

First recorded in 1580–90; flap + dragon

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Examples from the Web for flapdragon

  • "I know not if the doctor will care to be disturbed," said Flapdragon.

    Auriol|W. Harrison Ainsworth