slap·​jack | \ ˈslap-ˌjak How to pronounce slapjack (audio) \

Definition of slapjack

1 : pancake
2 : a card game in which each player tries to be the first to slap a hand on any jack that appears faceup

Examples of slapjack in a Sentence

had a big plate of slapjacks with syrup for breakfast

First Known Use of slapjack

1796, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for slapjack

slap entry 1 + -jack (as in flapjack)

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Cite this Entry

“Slapjack.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2021.

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