from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See pancake.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A pancake.
- n. A bar made of (though not limited to) rolled oats, butter, golden syrup, and brown sugar, and which is baked in a tray.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fklat cake turned on the griddle while cooking; a griddlecake or pacake.
- n. A fried dough cake containing fruit; a turnover.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cake of batter baked on a griddle, in a shallow pan, or on a board: so called from the practice of tossing the cake into the air when it is done on one side, by a dexterous movement of the griddle, in such a manner as to turn it over and catch it again flat upon the griddle with the baked side uppermost. Also flipjack.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle
Sorry, no etymologies found.
When I was growing up in England in the fifties and sixties, there was a snack called a flapjack that could be bought at bakeries but was more often found in homes, served up by diligent housewives.
Aloe and a Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, commonly called a flapjack plant (top), along with aeonium (middle) and agave (bottom) are popular succulents in California gardens.
I looked after the cooking that evening, making some baking-powder bread, -- otherwise known as a flapjack, -- along with other arrangements for the next day; but I fear my efforts as a cook always resulted rather poorly.
However, the self-raising buckwheat flour makes an excellent flapjack, which is likewise good for your insides.
Where I was born, the term "flapjack" meant a pancake, made often with a buckwheat flour slury and fried on a hot gridle.
From the grub-box he resurrected the half of a cold heavy flapjack.
Thankfully, no carol singers have ever turned up unexpectedly at my front door in the 18 years I've been living in Streatham, and if they did they wouldn't be offered a flapjack.
“Sounds like you might already know of something,” he said, taking another bite of flapjack.
The old man of indiscriminate accent led Phil through the city, stopping only occasionally for an egg salad sandwich or a flapjack, which neither liked particularly, but prices were high in the city and they were on a budget.
Trustworthy facts are hard to come by, but market research suggests that British cupcake sales in 2008-2009 grew by 22% to surpass the flapjack as the nearest rival to the biscuit in the market for sugar-egg-flour-butter mixtures that have been baked.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.