flip

1
[ flip ]
/ flɪp /

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

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

noun

Idioms

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

Origin of flip

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

Definition for flip (2 of 3)

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

Definition for flip (3 of 3)

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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