\ 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

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flip-flop intransitive verb

First Known Use of flip-flop

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flip-flop was in 1600

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English Language Learners Definition of flip-flop

: a type of loose rubber sandal
chiefly US, informal : a sudden change of opinion

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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