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

Example Sentences

for breakfast, there's bacon and flapjacks with syrup
Recent Examples on the Web Specialties like the German pancake, 49’er flapjacks, and apple pancake come highly recommended. 17. Mahita Gajanan, Travel + Leisure, 17 May 2023 Lincoln Square Pancake House is feeding into our affinity for flapjacks, opening another northside Indy location and then expanding to Bloomington this summer. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Apr. 2023 Perhaps one of the most noteworthy destinations is Palace Diner, a dining car outfitted with just 15 counter stools and serving tasty buttermilk flapjacks. Jacqueline Dole, Travel + Leisure, 12 Apr. 2023 The high sides also prevent food from sliding off the griddle and offer a backstop to wrangle uncooperative flapjacks. Brad Fenson, Field & Stream, 11 Apr. 2023 On the menu are breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, stacks of buttermilk, blueberry and chocolate banana flapjacks. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 5 Apr. 2023 The clip began with Johnson slathering peanut butter on a large stack of flapjacks doused in syrup. Tracey Harrington Mccoy, Peoplemag, 28 Feb. 2023 Researcher Stephanie Bush proposes a fitting moniker for the still-unnamed species of flapjack octopus: Opisthoteuthis adorabilis. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 16 Sep. 2018 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, 7 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 4 Jun. 2023.

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

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