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 Another highlight of Friday’s gathering was seeing local luminaries taking turns on stage cooking flapjacks for the crowd. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Huntington Bank unveils new float for America’s Thanksgiving parade," 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, "Former high school cross country runners crash CarmelFest's Fourth of July parade," 4 July 2019 Return to Walker Park the next morning for flapjacks. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Fourth of July activities include parades, fireworks and craft fairs," 25 June 2019 That sounds strange, maybe even off-putting, but let’s break it down: Mayo is fundamentally egg and fat, two things normally found in flapjacks the world over. Nicole Clausing, Sunset, "Japanese Pancakes Are the New, Highly Instagrammable Treat in Town," 22 Jan. 2018 Along with the flapjack infusion, there are several other new, non morning meal-themed flavors to try, including: Cotton Candy Flavored Marshmallow Chicks and Orange Sherbet Flavored Fudge-Dipped Marshmallow Chicks. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "This Year's New Peeps Flavors Will Have You Hopping Over to the Grocery Store," 15 Mar. 2019 To soften the blow, the restaurant will celebrate its 60th birthday with 60-cent short stacks of is famous flapjacks from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 17 at participating restaurants. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "IHOP says it lied about name change, plans celebration with 60 cent pancakes," 10 July 2018 The Republican state senator from Fairfield spent $15,020 on advertising place mats with his face on them at Chip’s, the family restaurant chain known for its flapjacks. Neil Vigdor, courant.com, "The Place Mat King: Sen. Tony Hwang Spent $15K On Restaurant Ads," 11 May 2018 The days of hot breakfast Before ready-to-eat cereal, breakfast for many Americans used to mean ham, bacon, eggs, toast, oatmeal or flapjacks. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Snap, crackle, pop: Ready-to-eat cereal changed America by the bowlful," 20 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of flapjack

circa 1600, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flapjack was circa 1600

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“Flapjack.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flapjack. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of flapjack

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


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