(noun, adjective, verb, interjection)


1. marked by casual disrespect

- a flip answer to serious question

Similar word(s): disrespectful, impudent, insolent

Sentences with flip as an adjective:

- I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree.


1. (Britain, mildly vulgar) used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.


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

Similar word(s): somersault, somersaulting, somerset, summersault, summerset

Definition categories: act, tumble

2. hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

Definition categories: food

3. a sudden, quick movement

- with a flip of the wrist

- the fish flipped over

Definition categories: act, throw

4. the act of flipping a coin

Similar word(s): toss

Definition categories: act, throw

5. a dive in which the diver somersaults before entering the water

Definition categories: act, dive, diving

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

Similar word(s): pass, toss

Definition categories: act, throw

Sentences with flip as a noun:

- We'll decide this on a flip of a coin.

- The diver did a couple of flips before landing in the pool.


1. lightly throw to see which side comes up

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

Similar word(s): toss

Definition categories: motion, turn

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

Similar word(s): switch, throw

Definition categories: contact, engage, lock, mesh, operate

3. look through a book or other written material

Similar word(s): flick, leaf, riff, riffle, thumb

Definition categories: perception, peruse

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

Similar word(s): twitch

Definition categories: motion, move

5. cause to move with a flick

Similar word(s): flick

Definition categories: motion, throw

6. throw or toss with a light motion

- flip me the beachball

Similar word(s): pitch, sky, toss

Definition categories: contact, fling

7. move with a flick or light motion

Definition categories: contact, impel, propel

8. turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse

- flip over the pork chop

Definition categories: contact, turn

9. react in an excited, delighted, or surprised way

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

Definition categories: cognition, react, respond

10. go mad, go crazy

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

Definition categories: change

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

Similar word(s): alternate, interchange, switch, tack

Definition categories: change, reverse, turn

Sentences with flip as a verb:

- You need to flip the pancake onto the other side.

- If you can't decide which option to go for, flip a coin.

- I'd flip if anyone broke my phone.