(Flip), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flipping.] To toss or fillip; as, to flip up a
As when your little onesW. Browne.
Do 'twixt their fingers flip their cherry stones.
(Flipe) v. t. To turn inside out, or with the leg part back over the foot, as a stocking in pulling off
or for putting on. [Scot.]
(Flip"-flap`) n. [See Flip, and Flap.] The repeated stroke of something long and loose. Johnson.
(Flip"-flap`), adv. With repeated strokes and noise, as of something long and loose. Ash.
(Flip"pan*cy) n.[See Flippant.] The state or quality of being flippant.
This flippancy of language.Bp. Hurd.
(Flip"pant) a. [Prov. E. flip to move nimbly; cf. W. llipa soft, limber, pliant, or Icel. fleipa to
babble, prattle. Cf. Flip, Fillip, Flap, Flipper.]
1. Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.
It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech.Barrow.
2. Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert; petulant.
"Flippant epilogues." Thomson.
To put flippant scorn to the blush.I. Taylor.
A sort of flippant, vain discourse.Burke.
(Flip"pant), n. A flippant person. [R.] Tennyson.
(Flip"pant*ly), adv. In a flippant manner.
(Flip"pant*ness), n. State or quality of being flippant.
(Flip"per) n. [Cf. Flip, Flippant.]
1. (Zoöl.) A broad flat limb used for swimming, as those of seals, sea turtles, whales, etc.
2. (Naut.) The hand. [Slang]
(Flirt) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flirted; p. pr. & vb. n. Flirting.] [Cf. AS. fleard trifle, folly, fleardian to
1. To throw with a jerk or quick effort; to fling suddenly; as, they flirt water in each other's faces; he flirted
a glove, or a handkerchief.
2. To toss or throw about; to move playfully to and fro; as, to flirt a fan.
3. To jeer at; to treat with contempt; to mock. [Obs.]
I am ashamed; I am scorned; I am flirted.Beau. & Fl.
(Flirt), v. i.