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  1. flipping(Noun)

    The practice of buying real estate, making improvements to it, and reselling it for a higher price.

  2. flipping(Adverb)


  3. flipping(Adjective)

    A mild intensifier.

    Where's my flipping watch?

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flipping

    of Flip


  1. Flipping

    Flipping is a term used primarily in the United States to describe purchasing a revenue-generating asset and quickly reselling it for profit. Though flipping can apply to any asset, the term is most often applied to real estate and initial public offerings. The term "flipping" is used by Real Estate investors to describe "residential redevelopment". Redevelopment of distressed or abandoned properties or neighborhoods has sometimes been unfairly linked to malicious and unscrupulous acts in the post housing boom era by pessimistic or uninformed parties. The term "flipping" is frequently used both as a descriptive term for schemes involving market manipulation and other illegal conduct and as a derogatory term for legal real estate investing strategies that are perceived by some to be unethical or socially destructive. In the United Kingdom the term is used to describe a technique whereby Members of Parliament were found to be switching their second home between several houses, which had the effect of allowing them to maximize their taxpayer funded allowances.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'flipping' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3922


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flipping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flipping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cyclist Alan Crocker:

    Flipping people off isn't the best course, you never know who's in that car.

  2. Norman Wiese:

    Flipping our company to a U.S. entity wasn’t a hard requirement for getting into Techstars, but it’s an implicit requirement if you’re going to raise money here.

  3. Adam Scott:

    The wind was flipping, it was tough to get the right yardage let alone the accuracy, i felt like I really hung in there nicely. To grab five bogeys on a day like today, if I can do that tomorrow I think I will be in good shape.

  4. David Portner:

    I was driving in L.A. and flipping through the radio dial and came across a morning radio show ... They had a segment called, like, 'Dumb Things People Are Doing In Florida.' It kind of bothered me, everybody—they kind of agree that Florida's such a weird place.

  5. Jill Barret:

    When they first got married, they started flipping these little houses and that's sort of how they got into these whole business, joanna had this dream of opening this little store, so Chip said, ‘ I want you to follow this dream...' so she did [ and ] they opened a little store called Magnolia.

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