Definitions for backflipˈbækˌflɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•flipˈbækˌflɪp(n.; v.)-flipped, -flip•ping.

  1. (n.)a backward somersault.

    Category: Sport

  2. a dive executed by somersaulting backward.

    Category: Sport

  3. a complete reversal in attitude.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  4. (v.i.)to perform a backflip.

    Category: Sport

Origin of backflip:



  1. backflip(Noun)

    An act of rotating one's body 360 degrees in the backward direction.

  2. backflip(Noun)

    a total reversal in policy or opinion; a volte-face, an U-turn.

    PM predicts water recycling backflips. Courier Mail, 29 Jan 2007

  3. backflip(Verb)

    To perform a backflip (rotation of body)

  4. backflip(Verb)

    To completely reverse a policy or opinion.


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