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flip

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[ flip ]
/ flɪp /
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verb (used with object), flipped, flip·ping.

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

noun

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Idioms for flip

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

Origin of flip

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First recorded in 1585–95; 1955–60 for def. 18; see origin at fillip

Definition for flip (2 of 3)

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[ 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

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First recorded in 1690–1700; perhaps noun use of flip1, so called from tossing or flipping of ingredients in preparation

Definition for flip (3 of 3)

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[ flip ]
/ flɪp /

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

flippant; pert: She answered with a flip remark.

Origin of flip

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First recorded in 1840–50; adjective 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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