What does flip mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. somersault, somerset, summersault, summerset, somersaulting, flip(noun)

    an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return

  2. flip(noun)

    hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

  3. flip(noun)

    a sudden, quick movement

    "with a flip of the wrist"; "the fish flipped over"

  4. flip, toss(noun)

    the act of flipping a coin

  5. flip(noun)

    a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

  6. pass, toss, flip(adj)

    (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team

    "the pass was fumbled"

  7. impudent, insolent, snotty-nosed, flip(verb)

    marked by casual disrespect

    "a flip answer to serious question"; "the student was kept in for impudent behavior"

  8. flip, toss(verb)

    lightly throw to see which side comes up

    "I don't know what to do--I may as well flip a coin!"

  9. throw, flip, switch(verb)

    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation

    "switch on the light"; "throw the lever"

  10. flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff(verb)

    look through a book or other written material

    "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

  11. flip, twitch(verb)

    toss with a sharp movement so as to cause to turn over in the air

  12. flip, flick(verb)

    cause to move with a flick

    "he flicked his Bic"

  13. flip, toss, sky, pitch(verb)

    throw or toss with a light motion

    "flip me the beachball"; "toss me newspaper"

  14. flip(verb)

    move with a flick or light motion

  15. flip, flip over, turn over(verb)

    turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

    "flip over the pork chop"; "turn over the pancakes"

  16. flip, flip out(verb)

    react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way

    "he flipped when he heard that he was accepted into Princeton University"

  17. flip, flip out(verb)

    go mad, go crazy

    "He flipped when he heard that he was being laid off"

  18. interchange, tack, switch, alternate, flip, flip-flop(verb)

    reverse (a direction, attitude, or course of action)


  1. Flip(v. t.)

    To turn (a flat object) over with a quick motion; as, to flip a card over; to flip a pancake.

  2. Flip(v. i.)

    To become insane or irrational; -- often used with out; as, seeing her mother killed made the girl flip out.


  1. Flip(Noun)

    A Filipino; a person who is of Filipino background.

  2. Origin: Shortening of Filipino.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flip(noun)

    a mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron

  2. Flip(verb)

    to toss or fillip; as, to flip up a cent

  3. Origin: [Cf. Prov. E. flip nimble, flippant, also, a slight blow. Cf. Flippant.]


  1. Flip

    The flip or clamshell is an electronics form factor which is in two or more sections that fold via a hinge. If the hinge is on a long edge the device is more likely to be called clamshell than flip phone. When the clamshell is open, the device is up and ready to be used. The interface components are kept inside the clamshell, which offers more surface area than when the device is closed. Interface components such as keys and display are protected when the clamshell is closed, and it is shorter and narrower, making the device easier to carry around. A disadvantage of the clamshell design is the connecting hinge, which is prone to fatigue or failure. The clamshell form factor is most closely associated with the mobile phone market, as Motorola used to have a trademark on the term "flip phone", but the term "flip phone" has become genericized to be used more frequently than "Clamshell" in colloquial speech. The design is also used on some landline phones, particularly cordless phones. Other devices using the flip form include laptop computers, subnotebooks, the Game Boy Advance SP and the Nintendo DS, though these are less frequently described as "flip" or "clamshell" compared to cellular phones.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flip

    flip, n. a hot drink of beer and spirits sweetened.

  2. Flip

    flip, v.t. to fillip, to touch lightly: to toss up with a motion of the thumb.—v.i. to flap.—n. a fillip, a snap.—adv. Flip′-flap, with a repeated flapping movement.—n. a coster's dance: a form of somersault: a cracker.—ns. Flip′-flop, the sound of a regular footfall; Flip′per, a fin: (slang) hand.—adj. Flip′perty-flop′perty, that goes flip-flap, loose, dangling. [Attenuated from flap.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flip in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flip in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of flip in a Sentence

  1. William Hutchinson:

    People get angry and they flip.

  2. John Kelly:

    Flip-flops on any trail is not good.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    I don't know what he has to flip over.

  4. Corinne Kauderer:

    Flip-flops may be better than going barefoot.

  5. Dan Schnur:

    A Sanders-nista is not going to flip over and vote Republican.

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