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1. A pancake; a flapjack.
2. A card game in which each player tries to be the first to slap with the hand any jack that is dealt face-up.


1. (Card Games) a simple card game
2. (Cookery) US another word for pancake
[C19: from slap + jack1]



a flapjack or griddlecake.
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Farther on he beheld great fields of Indian corn with its golden ears peeping from their leafy coverts and holding out the promise of cakes and hasty pudding; and the yellow pumpkins lying beneath them turning up their fair round bellies to the sun, and giving ample prospects for the most luxurious of pies; and anon he passed the fragrant buckwheat fields, breathing the odor of the beehive, and as he beheld them, soft anticipation stole over his mind of dainty slapjacks, well buttered and garnished with honey or treacle by the delicate little dimpled hand of Katrina Van Tassel.
Here also was the very first recipe for "Indian slapjacks," and "Johnny Cake" or "Hoe Cake" which was to become an American staple under several other names during the following centuries.