Origin of flops
verb (used without object), flopped, flop·ping.
verb (used with object), flopped, flop·ping.
Origin of flop
Synonyms for flop
Related Words for flopsdisaster, dud, bust, debacle, fiasco, washout, jerk, tumble, dangle, sag, flounder, stagger, wiggle, flutter, fold, misfire, miscarriage, lemon, bomb, loser
Examples from the Web for flops
Contemporary Examples of flops
One can hardly sit on the Rosewood rooftop bar without seeing $200 flip flops and overhearing name and place-dropping.The Second Life of San Miguel de Allende
February 26, 2014
Still, Quinn should take heart: lots of political powerhouses have had flops.Christine Quinn’s Lackluster Book Debut & More Political-Memoir Flops
June 20, 2013
Of course, not being afraid to fail is not the same as not failing—and Bradbury had his flops.Ray Bradbury, Dead at 91, Taught Generations of Readers How to Dream
June 6, 2012
Ryan Reynolds (coming off a pair of summer flops) is the inexperienced Cape Town operative who tries to bring him in.Flick Picks: Denzel Washington as a Baddie, Rachel McAdams in ‘The Vow’
Ramin Setoodeh, Peter Travers
February 10, 2012
Russell Simmons once told me that one hit artist could fund ten flops.Radiohead Cashes In
October 23, 2008
Historical Examples of flops
It never stays still, and when it flops in my face it tickles me.The Bobbsey Twins on Blueberry Island
Laura Lee Hope
Instead, it flops over your horse's ears, or smacks you on the side of your own head.Adventures in Many Lands
Who flops in the chair and demands to be shorn of his bristles.
It is red and soft and long and flops over his bill on his chest.Seven O'Clock Stories
Robert Gordon Anderson
An' when he gets to where I sits, he flops down flat on his back.Injun and Whitey to the Rescue
William S. Hart
n acronym for
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.