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).
Origin of flip1
Origin of flip2
adjective, flip·per, flip·pest. Informal.
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Examples from the Web for flip
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 22, 2014
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
December 16, 2014
The answer is that you flip state legislatures, since in most places, state legislatures draw the congressional district lines.Seriously, Democrats: You’re Done in Dixie
December 10, 2014
So whatever college campuses are doing, they need to flip that script.Is Columbia Failing Campus Rape Victims?
November 6, 2014
So 2018 will shape up as another wipeout, and the Senate will flip back to the GOP again.The Dems’ Midterm Performance Anxiety
October 31, 2014
Historical Examples of flip
And I noticed also that she either doesn't know it, or doesn't give a flip.Her Father's Daughter
Now I'm going to flip you out, yes, out, into a strange region.The Einstein See-Saw
Miles John Breuer
To make a quart of flip, put the ale on the fire to warm, and beat up three or four eggs, with four ounces of moist sugar.
Given a hot room they might flip right over and go off with a bang.A Yankee Flier Over Berlin
By reaching out with my pole I could just flip the hopper into the water.Pluck on the Long Trail
Edwin L. Sabin
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.