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 flopper
Historical Examples of flopper
The Flopper tucked the clipping into the mysterious recess of his shirt.
He looked first at the money, then at the Flopper—and a tinge of red dyed his cheek.
The Flopper turned at the door and came back a few steps into the room.
"T'ank you, mum," mumbled the Flopper, as the money dropped into his hat.
"Me mouth's waterin'," observed the Flopper, licking his lips again.
verb flops, flopping or flopped
Word Origin for flop
1823, in the literal sense, from flop (v.). Figurative use by 1893.
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.