verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.
verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.
Origin of flop
Synonyms for flop
Examples from the Web for flop
Contemporary Examples of flop
Earlier, a two-headed dragon in the Ron Howard flop Willow was known, at least around the set, as the “Ebersisk.”
Not surprisingly, the per diem proposal has been a flop since Moran floated it a few weeks ago.These Guys Need a Raise?
April 10, 2014
Smith is pale and gangly, sporting a flop of dirty blond hair and a strikingly deep voice.War Tourists Flock to Syria’s Front Lines
November 2, 2013
“To call that a flip or a flop would be charitable,” Verma said.Fecklessness Vs. Flip-Flop
October 10, 2012
The superstar comedian’s latest, ‘A Thousand Words,' is set to flop, and his career has gone ice cold.Eddie Murphy’s Career-Killing New Movie
March 9, 2012
Historical Examples of flop
It was because as a manager of his financial affairs Dorothy was a flop.The Odyssey of Sam Meecham
Charles E. Fritch
She looks at it once, and begins to flop her arms and take on again.Shorty McCabe
But somehow, Mrs. Bob continued to flop the broken wing, and to elude them.Plantation Sketches
At this he spread out his arms and dropped them with a flop upon his knees.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Sim could not swim, and he began to flop about in the wildest and most unreasonable manner.Down The River
verb flops, flopping or flopped
Word Origin for flop
c.1600, probably a variant of flap with a duller, heavier sound. Sense of "fall or drop heavily" is 1836, that of "collapse, fail" is 1919; though the figurative noun sense of "a failure" is recorded from 1893. Related: Flopped; flopping.
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.