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flapjack

[ flap-jak ]
/ ˈflæpˌdʒæk /
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noun

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

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Origin of flapjack

First recorded in 1590–1600; flap + jack1

regional variation note for flapjack

1. See pancake.
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British Dictionary definitions for flapjack

flapjack
/ (ˈflæpˌdʒæk) /

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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