flip-flop

noun
\ ˈflip-ˌfläp How to pronounce flip-flop (audio) \

Definition of flip-flop

1 : the sound or motion of something flapping loosely
2a : a backward handspring
b : a sudden reversal (as of policy or strategy)
3 : a usually electronic device or a circuit (as in a computer) capable of assuming either of two stable states
4 : a rubber sandal loosely fastened to the foot by a thong

Other Words from flip-flop

flip-flop intransitive verb

First Known Use of flip-flop

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flip-flop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip-flop. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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