flip

1
[ flip ]
/ flɪp /

verb (used with object), flipped, flip·ping.

verb (used without object), flipped, flip·ping.

noun


Nearby words

  1. flintlock,
  2. flintoff,
  3. flintshire,
  4. flintstone,
  5. flinty,
  6. flip chart,
  7. flip one's lid,
  8. flip side,
  9. flip through,
  10. flip-flop

Idioms

    flip one's lid/wig, Slang. lid(def 8).

Origin of flip

1
1585–95; 1955–60 for def 10; see fillip

flip

2
[ flip ]
/ flɪp /

noun

a mixed drink made with liquor or wine, sugar, and egg, topped with powdered nutmeg and served hot or cold.
a drink, popular especially in the 18th century, made with beer or ale mixed with rum or other liquor, sweetened and served hot.

Origin of flip

2
1675–85; perhaps noun use of flip1, so called from tossing or flipping of ingredients in preparation

flip

3
[ flip ]
/ flɪp /

adjective, flip·per, flip·pest. Informal.

flippant; pert.

Origin of flip

3
First recorded in 1840–50; adj. use of flip1

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British Dictionary definitions for flip

flip

/ (flɪp) /

verb flips, flipping or flipped

noun

adjective

informal impertinent, flippant, or pert

Word Origin for flip

C16: probably of imitative origin; see fillip

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Word Origin and History for flip
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