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

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Examples of flapjack in a Sentence

for breakfast, there's bacon and flapjacks with syrup
Recent Examples on the Web That being this eye-catching cross between a popover and a crepe, which is simultaneously both richer and more delicate than the average flapjack. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 16 July 2021 The flapjacks are also featured in Gaines's new cookbook Magnolia Table Volume 2, which is on sale for $19.99 at Target right now. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Apr. 2020 There’s no prescribed path for a candidate to trek down, just a set of practices that have evolved over time: the arena rally, the theatre-in-the-round town hall, the flapjack-diner visit, the fancy-dinner fund-raiser, et cetera. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 27 Mar. 2020 During the study researchers approached individual gulls and put two buckets containing wrapped flapjacks in front of them. Jack Guy, CNN, 26 Feb. 2020 The clip drifts back to the past, when Goss and his beau were still on better terms, cutting to shots of their passionate lovemaking and smiling brunches, filled with Canadian bacon and flapjacks covered in syrup. Alex Blynn, Billboard, 13 Feb. 2020 Another highlight of Friday’s gathering was seeing local luminaries taking turns on stage cooking flapjacks for the crowd. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, 9 Nov. 2019 The crew jogs past the six massive flapjacks that make up the Bub’s Cafe float and around members of the Carmel Fire Department. Tyler Kraft, Indianapolis Star, 4 July 2019 Return to Walker Park the next morning for flapjacks. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of flapjack

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flapjack

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.

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“Flapjack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flapjack. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of flapjack

: a thick, sweet cake made of oatmeal usually with molasses or honey


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