flip-flop

noun \ ˈflip-ˌfläp \

Definition of flip-flop

1 : the sound or motion of something flapping loosely
2 a : 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

flip-flop

intransitive verb

First Known Use of flip-flop

1600

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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FLIP-FLOP Defined for English Language Learners

flip-flop

Definition of flip-flop for English Language Learners

  • : a type of loose rubber sandal

  • : a sudden change of opinion



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