verb (used without object), flip-flopped, flip-flop·ping.
- flip chart,
- flip one's lid,
- flip side,
- flip through,
Origin of flip-flop
Examples from the Web for 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.
Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski rounds up a few of the president's flip-flops.
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|Robert Shrum|August 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She lay back in the weak sun with her eyes closed behind her shades, her toes wiggling in her flip-flops.Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
I had a headache; my breath was short, and upon the least exertion my heart did flip-flops.Abroad at Home|Julian Street
You know we call those girls who are always changing quarters the Flip-Flops.Jane Allen: Center|Edith Bancroft
"That was so you wouldn't get dizzy from watching me do the flip-flops," answered the doggie.Uncle Wiggily's Adventures|Howard R. Garis
The flip-flops have built-in delay so that a logic net may be sampled and changed simultaneously.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
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]