flap

[ flap ]
/ flæp /

verb (used without object), flapped, flap·ping.

verb (used with object), flapped, flap·ping.

noun

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Origin of flap

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English flappe “a blow, slap,” flappen “to hit, slap”; compare Dutch flap, flappen

OTHER WORDS FROM flap

flap·less, adjectiveun·flap·ping, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flap

flap
/ (flæp) /

verb flaps, flapping or flapped

noun

Word Origin for flap

C14: probably of imitative origin
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Medical definitions for flap

flap
[ flăp ]

n.

Tissue used in surgical grafting that is only partially detached from its donor site so that it continues to be nourished during transfer to the recipient site.
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