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transitive verb

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


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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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