flapjack

[flap-jak]

noun

a pancake or griddlecake.
British. a small case for face powder; compact.

Nearby words

  1. flap operation,
  2. flap valve,
  3. flapdoodle,
  4. flapdragon,
  5. flaperon,
  6. flapless amputation,
  7. flappable,
  8. flapper,
  9. flappers,
  10. flapping tremor

Origin of flapjack

First recorded in 1590–1600; flap + jack1

Regional variation note

1. See pancake.

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British Dictionary definitions for flapjack

flapjack

noun

a chewy biscuit made with rolled oats
US, Canadian and NZ another word for pancake

Word Origin for flapjack

C17: from flap (in the sense: toss) + jack 1

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Word Origin and History for flapjack

flapjack

n.

pre-1600, from flap + jack (n.), using the personal name in its generic object sense.

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