\ ˈflīp \

Definition of flype

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 chiefly Scottish : to strip off by or as if by peeling
2 chiefly Scottish : to turn or fold back (as a stocking)


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plural -s

Definition of flype (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
: a fold or flap (as of something turned back)

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History and Etymology for flype

Transitive verb

Middle English flipen, probably of Scandinavian origin like flype entry 2


of Scandinavian origin; akin to Icelandic flipi lip of a horse, piece of skin or leather, flipa to wound, Old Norse fleipa to gossip, Old Swedish flipa to whimper and perhaps to Old Norse flā to flay

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“Flype.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flype. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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