[flip-uh nt] /ˈflɪp ənt/
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity:
The audience was shocked by his flippant remarks about patriotism.
Chiefly Dialect. nimble, limber, or pliant.
Archaic. glib; voluble.
marked by inappropriate levity; frivolous or offhand
(obsolete) talkative or nimble
1746, from flippant + -cy.
c.1600, “talkative;” 1670s, “displaying unbecoming levity,” apparently an extended form of flip (v.). Shortened form flip is attested from 1847. Related: Flippantly.
- Flip over
verb phrase To be very or overly excited about someone or something: flipped over the new convertibles
[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 […]
[flok] /flɒk/ noun 1. Also, flock. a tuftlike mass, as in a chemical precipitate. verb (used with or without object), flocced, floccing. 2. to amass or collect into flocs. /flɒk/ noun 1. another word for floccule n. 1921, diminutive of flocculus (see flocculate).
- Flocculation reaction
flocculation reaction n. A precipitin test characterized by a flocculent precipitate of antigen and antibody. Also called flocculation test.