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slapjack

[ slap-jak ]
/ ˈslæpˌdʒæk /
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noun

a simple card game.
a flapjack or griddlecake.

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Origin of slapjack

First recorded in 1790–1800; slap1 + jack1

regional variation note for slapjack

2. See pancake.
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British Dictionary definitions for slapjack

slapjack
/ (ˈslæpˌdʒæk) /

noun

a simple card game
US another word for pancake

Word Origin for slapjack

C19: from slap + jack 1
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