flap·​jack ˈflap-ˌjak How to pronounce flapjack (audio)

Examples of flapjack in a Sentence

for breakfast, there's bacon and flapjacks with syrup
Recent Examples on the Web Start your day with a stack of the world’s greatest flapjacks at Palace Diner, grab a sandwich for the beach at BiddoBanh, and end the day with award-winning cocktails, fantastic food, and unparalleled hospitality at Magnus on Water. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 22 June 2024 And maybe, just maybe, the two objects will one day find each other in low Earth orbit, ready to flip some cosmic flapjacks. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2024 That reaction triggers the production of carbon dioxide gas, which helps make a light, fluffy finished flapjack or waffle. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Mar. 2024 This film is a holiday joy from start to finish, complete with tree trimming, flapjack flipping, and a flirty carriage ride. Gwen Ihnat, EW.com, 16 Nov. 2023 Get the recipe > Grilled Banana-Pear Pancake Francis Mallmann’s thick, fluffy flapjacks, topped generously with cool crème fraîche, creatively use grilled bananas as a pancake ring. Megan Zhang, Saveur, 21 Dec. 2023 Even a breakfast sandwich in which housemade bacon and a ground-beef patty are pressed between flapjack buns. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2023 Make Every Morning a Pancake Masterpiece A Presto pancake art kit packed with everything needed to turn them into a veritable flapjack artiste. Cristian Esteban, Rolling Stone, 1 Dec. 2023 Champagne goes right into the batter of this brunch recipe to give every flapjack a fluffy, airy texture with a bit of tang. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 5 Sep. 2023

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Word History


flap entry 2 (in sense "to toss sharply") + the personal name Jack

Note: For the use of the name Jack to denote a range of roles and objects see jack entry 1.

First Known Use

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flapjack was circa 1600

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“Flapjack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flapjack. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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flap·​jack ˈflap-ˌjak How to pronounce flapjack (audio)

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