Flip Definition

flĭp
flipped, flipper, flippest, flipping, flips
verb
flipped, flipping, flips
To throw or toss with a light brisk motion.
Flipped the ball to the pitcher.
American Heritage
To make a quick, light stroke, as with the finger or a whip; snap.
Webster's New World
To toss in the air, imparting a spin.
Flip a coin.
American Heritage
To snap (a coin) into the air with the thumb, as in betting on which side will land uppermost.
Webster's New World
To flip a coin, as in letting chance decide something.
Webster's New World
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noun
flips
The act or motion of flipping; snap, tap, jerk, or toss.
Webster's New World
A reversal; a flipflop.
American Heritage
A somersault in the air.
Webster's New World
A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is worn straight, with the ends rolled outward at the neck or shoulders.
Webster's New World
A sweetened mixed drink of beer, wine, or liquor with eggs, spices, etc.
Webster's New World
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adjective
flippest
Flippant; saucy; impertinent.
Webster's New World
idiom
flip (one's) lid
  • To react strongly, as with anger or enthusiasm.
  • To go crazy.
American Heritage
flip (someone) off
  • To make an obscene gesture toward (someone); give the finger to.
American Heritage
flip on (<i>or</i> off)
  • to turn something on (or off) with or as with a push button
Webster's New World
flip one's lid
  • to lose self-control; go berserk
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Flip

Noun

Singular:
flip
Plural:
flips

Adjective

Base Form:
flip
Superlative:
flippest

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Flip

Origin of Flip

  • Perhaps imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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