verb (used without object), flip-flopped, flip-flop·ping.
Origin of flip-flop
Related Words for flip-flopsabout-face, turnabout, reversal, U-turn, changeover, switch, turnaround, change, switchover
Examples from the Web for flip-flops
Contemporary Examples of flip-flops
To my mind this is nothing compared to the flip-flops done lately by foreigners.
Sen. Paul has been getting a dunking in the media for his flip-flops on foreign policy.
Halie removed her flip-flops and continued barefoot up the middle of what really did seem to be her streets.She Is Trayvon Martin
July 15, 2013
Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski rounds up a few of the president's flip-flops.Obama's Evolving Etch-A-Sketch
October 24, 2012
If Romney tries to run or tiptoe away, he will trip over his own flip-flops.How Obama Will Cash In on Paul Ryan: Medicare, Taxes, Education & More
August 13, 2012
Historical Examples of flip-flops
I had a headache; my breath was short, and upon the least exertion my heart did flip-flops.Abroad at Home
"Here, this is the way to begin," and he did some flip-flops slow and easy-like.Uncle Wiggily's Adventures
Howard R. Garis
Dan broke off and almost retched as his stomach turned a flip-flop to end all flip-flops.Shipwreck in the Sky
She lay back in the weak sun with her eyes closed behind her shades, her toes wiggling in her flip-flops.Little Brother
You know we call those girls who are always changing quarters the Flip-Flops.Jane Allen: Center
verb -flops, -flopping or -flopped (intr)
Word Origin for flip-flop
also flip flop, "thong sandal," by 1972, imitative of the sound of walking in them (flip-flap had been used in various echoic senses, mostly echoic, since 1520s); sense of "complete reversal of direction" dates from 1900.
Flip-flaps, a peculiar rollicking dance indulged in by costermongers, better described as the double shuffle; originally a kind of somersault. [Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1864]