Origin of flippant
Examples from the Web for flippant
When the editor of Outside magazine, Alex Heard, tweeted that I had made an ass of myself, my response was arrogant and flippant.I Was Deluded to Believe Lance Armstrong When He Denied Doping|Buzz Bissinger|January 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Ali Gharib said after the fact that he realized the comments were flippant and irresponsible.Intramural War of Words Raises Question of Who Loves Israel More|Linda Killian|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He seems implacably bespectacled—admonitory even in his flippant asides.
A man shallow and flippant by nature might have seen the disclosure in a grotesque aspect.The Fallen Leaves|Wilkie Collins
A flippant reply was what she asked and needed—something flippant and a little cynical.Where Angels Fear to Tread|E. M. Forster
He is serious where we are flippant, and we are serious where he is ironical.Suspended Judgments|John Cowper Powys
It was a flippant style which took nothing seriously except itself.Chats on Japanese Prints|Arthur Davison Ficke
In my youth I knew an aleck who was most exceeding smart, and his flippant way of talking often broke the hearer's heart.Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]|Walt Mason
Word Origin for flippant
c.1600, "talkative;" 1670s, "displaying unbecoming levity," apparently an extended form of flip (v.). Shortened form flip is attested from 1847. Related: Flippantly.