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flip (v.) Explained

flip (v.) at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1594, 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. Flipping (adj.) as euphemism for fucking is British slang first recorded 1911 in D.H. Lawrence. ///