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flop

[ flop ]
/ flɒp /
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verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.

verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.

noun

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Origin of flop

First recorded in 1595–1605; variant of flap;def. 11 was first recorded in 1890–95.
flopper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flop

flop
/ (flɒp) /

verb flops, flopping or flopped

noun

C17: variant of flap
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