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[flip] /flɪp/
adjective, flipper, flippest. Informal.
1.
flippant; pert.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; adj. use of flip1
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British Dictionary definitions for flip-pest

flip

/flɪp/
verb flips, flipping, flipped
1.
to throw (something light or small) carelessly or briskly; toss he flipped me an envelope
2.
to throw or flick (an object such as a coin) so that it turns or spins in the air
3.
to propel by a sudden movement of the finger; flick to flip a crumb across the room
4.
(foll by through) to read or look at (a book, newspaper, etc) quickly, idly, or incompletely
5.
(intransitive) (of small objects) to move or bounce jerkily
6.
(intransitive) to make a snapping movement or noise with the finger and thumb
7.
(intransitive) (slang) to fly into a rage or an emotional outburst (also in the phrases flip one's lid, flip one's top, flip out)
8.
(intransitive) (slang) to become ecstatic or very excited he flipped over the jazz group
noun
9.
a snap or tap, usually with the fingers
10.
a rapid jerk
11.
a somersault, esp one performed in the air, as in a dive, rather than from a standing position
12.
same as nog1 (sense 1)
adjective
13.
(informal) impertinent, flippant, or pert
Word Origin
C16: probably of imitative origin; see fillip
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Word Origin and History for flip-pest
flip
1590s, possibly imitative; or a contraction of fillip (q.v.), which also is held to be imitative. Sense of "get excited" is first recorded 1950; flip one's lid "lose one's head, go wild" is from 1951. For flip (adj.) "glib," see flippant. Related: Flipped. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence.
flip
sailors' hot drink usually containing beer, brandy and sugar, 1695, from flip (v.), so called from notion of it being "whipped up" or beaten.
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Slang definitions & phrases for flip-pest

flip 1

adjective

Flippant; impudent; cheeky: Mr Lawrence is flip and easy/ Someone else thought he was too flip at press conferences (1847+)


flip 2

noun

Something that causes hilarity or pleasure: The big flip of the year is Peter Arno's book of cartoons (1950+)

verb
  1. To change or switch diametrically; flip-flop: So I flipped over to the opposite opinion (1900s+)
  2. To respond enthusiastically; feel great excitement and pleasure: ''They flipped over it,'' Riveroll recalls/ I flip over this record (1950+)
  3. To cause one to respond with enthusiasm; give one great pleasure: My imitation of Mr Kissinger flipped the assemblage (1950+)
  4. To become angry: When he told me what he had done, I flipped (1940s+)
  5. To go insane; behave irrationally; flip out: I was flipping at first but then the marvelous vibes got to me (1950s+ Cool talk)
  6. To become an informer; fink out, sing: Someone had tipped the police off to where they should look: a suspect who had been persuaded to flip, become a government informant, on the night of his arrest/ It was the easiest flip Stone ever made. The man rolled over like a puppy (1980s+ Police)
  7. To vomit: Many jockeys have to ''flip'' (regurgitate) their meals to make weight (1980s+)
  8. To exchange one for another; trade in: You buy one, get it out of your system, flip it for a gray Lexus or Infiniti (1990s+)

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