verb (used without object), flapped, flap·ping.
verb (used with object), flapped, flap·ping.
- a state of nervous excitement, commotion, or disorganization.
- an emergency situation.
- scandal; trouble.
- a rapid flip of the tongue tip against the upper teeth or alveolar ridge, as in the r-sound in a common British pronunciation of very, or the t-sound in the common American pronunciation of water.
- a trill.
- a flipping out of the lower lip from a position of pressure against the upper teeth so as to produce an audible pop, as in emphatic utterances containing f-sounds or v-sounds.
- Also called backflap hinge, flap hinge. a hinge having a strap or plate for screwing to the face of a door, shutter, or the like.
- one leaf of a hinge.
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Origin of flap
OTHER WORDS FROM flapflap·less, adjectiveun·flap·ping, adjective
Words nearby flap
Example sentences from the Web for flapping
Wingnuts were flapping their wings when far-left liberals got all misty-eyed talking about “Uncle Joe” Stalin.
Well, Grue went under, still clutching the squirming, flapping bird; and he stayed under.Police!!!|Robert W. Chambers
It was that of a little man, wearing a big, flapping brimmed hat.The Motor Boys Overland|Clarence Young
The breeze through the wide-flung bow-window was fluttering the papers on the desk and the map on the wall was flapping sidewise.The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives