Definition of flapjack noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈflæpdʒæk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈflæpdʒæk//
    Sweets and desserts
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] (British English) a thick soft biscuit made from oats, butter, sugar and syrup See related entries: Sweets and desserts
  2. 2[countable] (North American English) a thick pancake
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in sense (2)): from flap (in the dialect sense ‘toss a pancake’) + jack; sense 1 dates from the 1930s and is probably a regional coinage.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: flapjack