flip phone

plural flip phones

Definition of flip phone

: a cell phone with a hinged body that opens and closes Smith, who was still using a flip phone, was suspicious of his girlfriend's preoccupation with social media, worrying that it would detract from the experience.— Rachel Monroe

First Known Use of flip phone

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Flip phone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip%20phone. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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