verb (used with object), flipped, flip·ping.
verb (used without object), flipped, flip·ping.
- to react to something in an excited, astonished, or delighted manner: He really flipped over his new girlfriend.
- to become insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (often followed by out).
Origin of flip1
Examples from the Web for flipped
Contemporary Examples of flipped
He flipped the two women onto their stomachs, flex-cuffing their wrists.I Shot Bin Laden
November 16, 2014
First, the amazing and oft-commented upon speed at which public opinion has flipped.Who Are the Judicial Activists Now?
October 7, 2014
I flipped through Google Images and found about 50 shots of Affleck giving that kind of smile in public situations.Ben Affleck Delivers the Best Performance of His Career in ‘Gone Girl’
October 2, 2014
She reached around my hip and flipped up the depressed red button on my individual alarm.Inside a Hospital for the Criminally Insane
September 15, 2014
That number has now flipped, with 58 percent no longer believing money is the equivalent of speech.The New War on Big Money in Politics
September 10, 2014
Historical Examples of flipped
She hitched her chair closer, and flipped the leaves eagerly.Good Indian
B. M. Bower
Jenkins flipped a switch and the room became bright with light.
He squinted as Jenkins flipped the light switch and the brightness hit him.
Rathburn flipped his smoking pistol so that its barrel landed in his hand.The Coyote
Cheyenne pinched out the fire in his cigarette and flipped the stub away from him.Rim o' the World
B. M. Bower
verb flips, flipping or flipped
Word Origin for flip
1590s (1520s in flip-flop), imitative or else a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of "get excited" is first recorded 1950; flip one's lid "lose one's head, go wild" is from 1950. For flip (adj.) "glib," see flippant. Meaning "to flip a coin" (to decide something) is by 1879. As a noun by 1690s. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. Flip side (of a gramophone record) is by 1949.
sailors' hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1690s, from flip (v.); so called from notion of it being "whipped up" or beaten.