verb (used with object), flipped, flip·ping.
verb (used without object), flipped, flip·ping.
- to react to something in an excited, astonished, or delighted manner: He really flipped over his new girlfriend.
- to become insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (often followed by out).
- flip chart,
- flip one's lid,
- flip side,
- flip through,
Origin of flip1
Origin of flip2
adjective, flip·per, flip·pest. Informal.
Origin of flip3
Examples from the Web for flip
In a neat line, his agent, beginning a bidding war, promised: “Michiko Kakutani will flip for this.”What On Earth Is ‘The Affair’ About? Season One’s Baffling Finale|Tim Teeman|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Were you playing up or, on the flip side, shying away from portraying a romantic attraction?Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline|Kevin Fallon|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The answer is that you flip state legislatures, since in most places, state legislatures draw the congressional district lines.
So whatever college campuses are doing, they need to flip that script.
So 2018 will shape up as another wipeout, and the Senate will flip back to the GOP again.
It isn't necessary to know a single thing about lighting; all one needs to do is flip a switch to turn the light on.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
Flip and punch were then the indispensable accompaniments of every social meeting and of every enterprise.The Portland Sketch Book|Various
"They are altogether too flip with those cars," growled the Sergeant.Corporal Cameron|Ralph Connor
None of your hot flip, or cold flip, or any other kind of flip for me.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
In a little while she could shift the ribbon or flip a sheet of paper in and out with the ease of an expert.Mary Ware's Promised Land|Annie Fellows Johnston
verb flips, flipping or flipped
Word Origin for flip
1590s (1520s in flip-flop), imitative or else a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of "get excited" is first recorded 1950; flip one's lid "lose one's head, go wild" is from 1950. For flip (adj.) "glib," see flippant. Meaning "to flip a coin" (to decide something) is by 1879. As a noun by 1690s. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. Flip side (of a gramophone record) is by 1949.
sailors' hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1690s, from flip (v.); so called from notion of it being "whipped up" or beaten.