Meaning of flapjack in English:


Pronunciation /ˈflapdʒak/

Translate flapjack into Spanish


  • 1British A sweet dense cake made from oats, golden syrup, and melted butter, served in rectangles.

    ‘There are nicely-iced fruit cakes, scones, flapjacks and other mouthwatering delicacies.’
    • ‘And with fairy cakes, flapjacks, fruit loaves and flans, the cookery categories offered a mouth-watering selection.’
    • ‘A toasted teacake, scone or flapjack was an option.’
    • ‘The menu mentioned toasted teacakes, scones, doughnuts, Danish pastries and flapjack.’
    • ‘I make a flapjack that is naturally sweet so he could feed his cravings.’
    • ‘Gingerbread and flapjacks had just emerged, treacle scones were about to go in.’
    • ‘Cakes and gateaux ranged from flapjack to fresh apple pie.’
    • ‘As a treat, you can put in a slice of a wholesome flapjack, a cheese scone or date slice.’
    • ‘Mary and Chris served tea and a selection of home made flapjack and buns.’
    • ‘She's, as promised, buying me flapjacks and coffee.’
    • ‘They are also a welcome addition to carrot cakes, fruit loaves, flapjacks and savoury grains like couscous.’
    • ‘In fact, I'm now wanting fruit where I used to want chocolate and flapjacks.’
    • ‘Among the tasty treats to make the menu were high fibre flapjacks, smoothies, raspberry and blackcurrant muffins and fresh berry tarts.’
    • ‘Heck, back when I was a kid coffee shops were places you could get flapjacks in.’
    • ‘And for people who never have time to catch a good filling meal I am led to believe we may even have flapjacks for sale.’
    • ‘After a quick stop for lunch rounded off by Carol's home-made flapjacks (a meal in themselves), we spent the remainder of the afternoon walking in the forest.’
    • ‘A friend came round for dinner and arrived clutching a batch of freshly made - if a little burnt - flapjacks.’
    • ‘After our exertions, we decided to head for the restaurant for a hot drink and flapjacks before heading for home.’
    • ‘Make a batch of flapjacks on Sunday and wrap them individually so they last all week.’
    • ‘He turned to go, then added, ‘and don't touch my flapjack!’’
  • 2North American A pancake.

    ‘It is a must for anyone who loves pancakes or flapjacks as they call them.’
    • ‘In the middle of all this was a large chuck wagon already cooking up eggs, sausage, flapjacks and plenty of hot coffee.’
    • ‘In the morning, I'll have bacon and flapjacks, take a short hike with my camera and then wake from the dream.’
    • ‘She's probably got the table set and the flapjacks and bacon and eggs ready to go on the table.’
    • ‘The fare was simple, nothing more than gruel and sometimes flapjacks, but it was filling.’
    • ‘No sooner had she entered the kitchen then she returned with a tray full of steaming bowls of hot cereal with maple sugar, flapjacks, waffles, eggs and milk.’
    • ‘Rather, they'll be gobbling down flapjacks at a new International House of Pancakes.’
    • ‘The Mandarin-duck pancakes, a Sunday special, are hardly worth the effort: They're just more crispy duck with thin flapjacks.’
    • ‘Tony always did make the best flapjacks this side of the Rio Grande.’
    • ‘Glumly, Hoss pushed a piece of breakfast sausage around his plate, sopping up the excess maple syrup that had puddled over from his flapjacks.’
    • ‘A rusty, dismantled bicycle lay mute in another; the wheels were bent out of shape, and the tires were flatter than flapjacks.’
    • ‘I guess flapjacks are patriotic enough to start the day, because today I'm celebrating being an American.’
    • ‘She removed several flapjacks from the center without disturbing the stack.’
    • ‘When not making flapjacks, Nuku Nuku switches into tactical mode and mows down robots in the streets of Tokyo.’
    • ‘The ad points that out, then claims he carves his own bats and eats hundreds of flapjacks for breakfasts.’
    • ‘She didn't even hesitate to wait before she began dumping the syrup I had left out on her stack of flapjacks.’
    • ‘Just as some foods will help you zonk out, others will make you flip like a flapjack all night.’
    • ‘Paige laughed as Dean held the charcoal looking flapjack in his hand.’
    • ‘It was Johnny who would smother his waffles, or flapjacks, in butter and maple syrup.’
    • ‘Perhaps, after coffee and some flapjacks inside them, they would feel much better.’


Early 17th century (in flapjack (sense 2 of the noun)): from flap (in the dialect sense ‘toss a pancake’) + jack; sense 1 dates from the 1930s and is probably a regional coinage.