Definition of flapjack in English:

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flapjack

Pronunciation: /ˈflapdʒak/

noun

1British A sweet dense cake made from oats, golden syrup, and melted butter, served in rectangles.
Example sentences
  • There are nicely-iced fruit cakes, scones, flapjacks and other mouthwatering delicacies.
  • And with fairy cakes, flapjacks, fruit loaves and flans, the cookery categories offered a mouth-watering selection.
  • A toasted teacake, scone or flapjack was an option.
2North American A pancake.
Example sentences
  • It is a must for anyone who loves pancakes or flapjacks as they call them.
  • In the middle of all this was a large chuck wagon already cooking up eggs, sausage, flapjacks and plenty of hot coffee.
  • In the morning, I'll have bacon and flapjacks, take a short hike with my camera and then wake from the dream.

Origin

Early 17th century (in sense 2): from flap (in the dialect sense 'toss a pancake') + jack1; sense 1 dates from the 1930s and is probably a regional coinage.

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