Etymology
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flapjack (n.)

pre-1600, from flap (v.) + jack (n.), using the personal name in its "generic object" sense. So called from the process of baking it by flipping and catching it in the griddle when done on one side.

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Definitions of flapjack

flapjack (n.)
a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle;
Synonyms: pancake / battercake / flannel cake / flannel-cake / flapcake / griddlecake / hotcake / hot cake
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