slapjack

[slap-jak]

Origin of slapjack

First recorded in 1790–1800; slap1 + jack1

Regional variation note

2. See pancake.
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British Dictionary definitions for slapjack

slapjack

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

Word Origin for slapjack

C19: from slap + jack 1
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