flip-flap

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adverb

ˈflipˌflap
: with repeated strokes and noise
something going flip-flap in the dark

flip-flap

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noun

"
1
: the repeated sound and motion of something loose that is moved by recurrent impulses
the flip-flap of the awning in the gusty wind
2
: a backward somersault : flip-flop
3
: a device used especially in amusement parks that consists of a horizontal rotating arm pivoted at its center and supporting a passenger car at each end

flip-flap

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intransitive verb

"
: to move with a repeated flapping sound
when old Fred Gil would come flip-flapping across the station parking lot in his raggedy cotton robe and rubber thongsJoseph Wambaugh

Word History

Etymology

Adverb

flip entry 1 + flap (verb)

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“Flip-flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip-flap. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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