Flip



[flip] /flɪp/

verb (used with object), flipped, flipping.
1.
to toss or put in motion with a sudden impulse, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, especially so as to cause to turn over in the air:
to flip a coin.
2.
to move (something) suddenly or jerkily.
3.
to turn over, especially with a short rapid gesture:
to flip pancakes with a spatula.
4.
Slang. to make (someone) insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (usually followed by out).
5.
Finance. to resell, especially quickly, or to refinance, as a mortgage loan.
verb (used without object), flipped, flipping.
6.
to make a flicking movement; strike at something smartly or sharply; snap.
7.
to move oneself with or as if with flippers:
The seals flipped along the beach.
8.
to move with a jerk or jerks.
9.
to turn over or perform a somersault in the air.
10.
Slang.

noun
11.
an instance of flipping; a smart tap or strike.
12.
a sudden jerk.
13.
a somersault, especially one performed in the air:
a back flip off the diving board.
14.
Cards. a variety of seven-card stud in which each player receives the first four cards facedown and selects two of them to expose before receiving the next card.
15.
Slang. .
Idioms
16.
flip one’s lid / wig, Slang. (def 8).
[flip] /flɪp/
noun
1.
a mixed drink made with liquor or wine, sugar, and egg, topped with powdered nutmeg and served hot or cold.
2.
a drink, popular especially in the 18th century, made with beer or ale mixed with rum or other liquor, sweetened and served hot.
[flip] /flɪp/
adjective, flipper, flippest. Informal.
1.
flippant; pert.
/flɪp/
verb flips, flipping, flipped
1.
to throw (something light or small) carelessly or briskly; toss: he flipped me an envelope
2.
to throw or flick (an object such as a coin) so that it turns or spins in the air
3.
to propel by a sudden movement of the finger; flick: to flip a crumb across the room
4.
(foll by through) to read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly, idly, or incompletely
5.
(intransitive) (of small objects) to move or bounce jerkily
6.
(intransitive) to make a snapping movement or noise with the finger and thumb
7.
(intransitive) (slang) to fly into a rage or an emotional outburst (also in the phrases flip one’s lid, flip one’s top, flip out)
8.
(intransitive) (slang) to become ecstatic or very excited: he flipped over the jazz group
noun
9.
a snap or tap, usually with the fingers
10.
a rapid jerk
11.
a somersault, esp one performed in the air, as in a dive, rather than from a standing position
12.
same as nog1 (sense 1)
adjective
13.
(informal) impertinent, flippant, or pert
v.

1590s (1520s in flip-flop), imitative or else a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of “get excited” is first recorded 1950; flip one’s lid “lose one’s head, go wild” is from 1950. For flip (adj.) “glib,” see flippant. Meaning “to flip a coin” (to decide something) is by 1879. As a noun by 1690s. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. Flip side (of a gramophone record) is by 1949.
n.

sailors’ hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1690s, from flip (v.); so called from notion of it being “whipped up” or beaten.

adjective

Flippant; impudent; cheeky: Mr Lawrence is flip and easy/ Someone else thought he was too flip at press conferences (1847+)

noun

Something that causes hilarity or pleasure: The big flip of the year is Peter Arno’s book of cartoons (1950+)

verb

1. An early assembly language on the G-15.
[Listed in CACM 2(5):16 (May 1959)].
2. [“FLIP User’s Manual”, G. Kahn, TR 5, INRIA 1981].
3. Formal LIst Processor.
An early language for pattern-matching on Lisp structures, similar to CONVERT.
[“FLIP, A Format List Processor”, W. Teitelman, Memo MAC-M-263, MIT 1966].
(1995-01-31)

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