Meaning of flip


Pronunciation: (flip), [key]
— v., n. flipped, flip•ping,
  1. to toss or put in motion with a sudden impulse, as with a snap of a finger and thumb, esp. 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, esp. with a short rapid gesture: to flip pancakes with a spatula.
  4. to make (someone) insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (usually fol. by out).
  5. to resell, esp. quickly, or to refinance, as a mortgage loan.
  1. to make a flicking movement; strike at something smartly or sharply; snap.
  2. to move oneself with or as if with flippers: The seals flipped along the beach.
  3. to move with a jerk or jerks.
  4. to turn over or perform a somersault in the air.
  5. He really flipped over his new girlfriend.
    1. to react to something in an excited, astonished, or delighted manner:He really flipped over his new girlfriend.
    2. to become insane, irrational, angry, or highly excited (often fol. by out).
  6. See(def. 8).
  1. an instance of flipping; a smart tap or strike.
  2. a sudden jerk.
  3. a somersault, esp. one performed in the air: a back flip off the diving board.
  4. a variety of seven-card stud in which each player receives the first four cards facedown and selects two of them to expose before receiving the next card.
  5. See


Pronunciation: (flip), [key]
— n.
  1. a mixed drink made with liquor or wine, sugar, and egg, topped with powdered nutmeg and served hot or cold.
  2. a drink, popular esp. in the 18th century, made with beer or ale mixed with rum or other liquor, sweetened and served hot.


Pronunciation: (flip), [key]
— flip•per, flip•pest.
  1. flippant; pert.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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