Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Chiefly British A hard or chewy bar traditionally made from oats and brown sugar, softened with butter and golden syrup, and then baked.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A fklat cake turned on the griddle while cooking; a griddlecake or pacake.
  • noun Prov. Eng. A fried dough cake containing fruit; a turnover.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A pancake.
  • noun UK A bar made of (though not limited to) rolled oats, butter, golden syrup, and brown sugar, and which is baked in a tray.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Earlier flap, to flip (a pancake) + jack, fellow (as used to form the name of objects and contrivances).]

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  • I used to love flapjacks when I was a kid!

    November 27, 2007

  • Me too! They were often the most palatable thing on the lunch menu at school.

    November 27, 2007