Flapdragon

Flapdragon(#)


\FLAP-drag-uhn\

noun
1. an old game in which the players snatch raisins, plums, etc., out of burning brandy, and eat them.
2. the object so caught and eaten.

Quotes

Thou art easier swallowed than a flap-dragon.
— William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost, 1598

Origin

Flapdragon entered English in the late 1500s as a portmanteau of flap and dragon.


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