What does FLOP mean?

Definitions for FLOPflɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word FLOP.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. floating-point operation, flop(noun)

    an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers

    "this computer can perform a million flops per second"

  2. flop, dud, washout(noun)

    someone who is unsuccessful

  3. flop, bust, fizzle(noun)

    a complete failure

    "the play was a dismal flop"

  4. flop, collapse(verb)

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

  5. flop(verb)

    fall loosely

    "He flopped into a chair"

  6. flop(verb)

    fall suddenly and abruptly

  7. fall through, fall flat, founder, flop(adverb)

    fail utterly; collapse

    "The project foundered"

  8. flop(adverb)

    with a flopping sound

    "he tumbled flop into the mud"

  9. right, flop(adverb)


    "he fell flop on his face"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flop(verb)

    to clap or strike, as a bird its wings, a fish its tail, etc.; to flap

  2. Flop(verb)

    to turn suddenly, as something broad and flat

  3. Flop(verb)

    to strike about with something broad abd flat, as a fish with its tail, or a bird with its wings; to rise and fall; as, the brim of a hat flops

  4. Flop(verb)

    to fall, sink, or throw one's self, heavily, clumsily, and unexpectedly on the ground

  5. Flop(noun)

    act of flopping

  6. Origin: [A variant of flap.]


  1. Flop

    Flop was an early-1990s pop punk band from Seattle, Washington. The band formed in 1990, released recordings on the Frontier and Sony 550 record labels, and made a brief appearance in Doug Pray's motion picture documentary Hype!.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flop

    flop, v.t. to cause to hang down.—v.i. to plump down suddenly: to break down.—n. a fall plump on the ground.—adv. Flop′pily.—n. Flop′piness.—adj. Flop′py. [A form of flap.]

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  1. flop

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  2. FLOP

    What does FLOP stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FLOP acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of FLOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joan Baez:

    The only thing that's been a worse flop than the organization of non-violence has been the organization of violence.

  2. Norihiro Fujito:

    Abe's speech sparked speculation that he won't be sitting idly to let the economy flop. Investors thought there will be a rebooting of Abenomics.

  3. Saul Anuzis:

    I think he can get past it assuming he can write it off as poor articulation of the views, if it is actually viewed as a flip-flop, then it becomes an issue.

  4. Jeff Bechdel:

    She will soon have to decide whether she will continue standing with the sitting Democratic president on trade, or whether she will flip flop and join the union activists who are vehemently opposed to this bipartisan deal.

  5. David Poland:

    What was a lock (for Oscar success) before, feels less so now, if there is a relentless flop conversation about the movie in coming weeks, it will hurt more and more in terms of awards season because people don't really give awards to flops.

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Translations for FLOP

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • провал, просвам сеBulgarian
  • zhroutit, propadnoutCzech
  • versagen, plumpsen, Misserfolg, Flop, hinplumpsenGerman
  • πτώσηGreek
  • fracasar, desplomarseSpanish
  • flopata, lysähtää, romahtaa, läjä, läsähtää, floppi, lyyhistyäFinnish
  • faire un four, fiasco, four, faire un flop, être un fiasco, faire un bide, s'effondrer, flop, bideFrench
  • sacco di letame, fallire, fallimento, fare fiasco, crollare, sacco di merda, insuccesso, mancare il traguardo, fare un buco nell'acqua, fiascoItalian
  • drol, afgaan, sof, fiasco, neerzijgen, inzakken, neerploffen, afgang, instorten, floppen, sisser, mislukking, neervallenDutch
  • niewypał, klapaPolish
  • провалиться, плюхаться, неудача, провал, потерпеть неудачу, плюхнуться, фиаскоRussian
  • flopp, fiaskoSwedish

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