flip off


flipped off; flipping off; flips off

transitive verb

: to hold up the middle finger as an obscene gesture of contempt to
flipped off the other driver

Examples of flip off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cruise-Gulyas had flipped off Minard, a police officer, after being pulled over for speeding and given a ticket for a minor offense. Shaun Goodwin, Idaho Statesman, 10 Feb. 2024 To eat by flickering light, the overhead bulbs flipped off, the room brightened by candles and the Christmas tree. Kamila Hrabchuk, Washington Post, 25 Dec. 2023 That’s a worthy impulse, but reverence doesn’t suit a novel where the main character spends most of his time flipping off the universe. Vulture, 2 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, Portnoy is trying to sell T-shirts featuring Redd’s drawing of himself flipping off the Barstool founder, and news sites across the country have pounced on the spectacle. Steve Annear, BostonGlobe.com, 1 Sep. 2023 The Colorado representative flipped off security as she was escorted out of the musical. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2023 But instituting a plan like that requires planning from electric companies, and is by no means as easy as flipping off a switch, Wara says. Simmone Shah, Time, 18 Aug. 2023 One showed a woman flipping off police at at labor day event in Germany and another was a commercial stock clip of a molotov cocktail. Doha Madani, NBC News, 24 July 2023 Various snaps showed the families posing amid a stunning backdrop of deep-blue water and a clear sky, doing flips off the boat, sunbathing and more. Skyler Caruso, Peoplemag, 15 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1982, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flip off was in 1982

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“Flip off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20off. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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