Flip vs Donald - What's the difference?

flip | donald |

As a noun flip

is (slang|chiefly|derogatory|ethnic slur) a filipino; a person who is of filipino background.

As a proper noun donald is




Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier fillip, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A maneuver which rotates an object end over end.
  • We'll decide this on a flip of a coin.
    The diver did a couple of flips before landing in the pool.
  • A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
  • Derived terms
    * backflip


  • To throw (as in to turn over).
  • You need to flip the pancake onto the other side.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011, date=September 16, author=Ben Dirs, title=Rugby World Cup 2011: New Zealand 83-7 Japan, work=BBC Sport citation
  • , passage=However, the hosts hit back and hit back hard, first replacement hooker Andrew Hore sliding over, then Williams careering out of his own half and leaving several defenders for dead before flipping the ball to Nonu to finish off a scintillating move.}}
  • To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
  • If you can't decide which option to go for, flip a coin.
  • (slang) To go berserk or crazy.
  • I'd flip if anyone broke my phone.
  • To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
  • (computing) To invert a bit (binary digit), changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.
  • Derived terms
    * backflip * flip phone * flipside * flipper * flip out * flip off * flip over
    * turn, turn over * (to put into a quick revolving motion) toss

    Etymology 2

    Apparently a euphemism for (fuck).


    (en interjection)
  • (UK, mildly, vulgar) used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.
  • * 1967 , Peter Shaffer, Black comedy, including White lies: two plays
  • Impossible. He's dining out and coming on here after. He can't be reached. / Oh, flip !
  • * 2000 , Susan McKay, Northern Protestants
  • "Oh flip , don't come near this place," she said. It was dangerous. The Catholics had banners up on the Garvaghy Road saying, 'No Protestants here'.
    * damn

    Etymology 3

    From , by shortening.


  • (British, informal) Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.
  • I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree.
  • sarcastic
  • Etymology 4

    Compare English dialect .


  • A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron (a flip dog ).
  • English clippings English ergative verbs English onomatopoeias ----



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1816 , Old Mortality , Samuel H. Parker, 1836, page 232
  • "Country?" replied Cuddie; "ou, the country's weel eneugh, and it werena that dour deevil, Calver'se, ( they ca' him Dundee now) that's stirring about yet in the Highlands, they say, with a' the Donalds , and Duncans, and Dugalds, that ever wore bottomless breeks, driving about wi' him, to set things asteer again, - - -
  • * 1980 , The Glass House, a Novella and Stories , Viking Press, 1980, ISBN 0670341797, page 76:
  • My friends call me Terry. My husband always used my full name, Teresa. He said it made him feel like he was married to a foreign woman. And I never called him Don or Donny or Donny Joe. I called him Donald from the first time we met.
  • * 1991 , Donald Duk , Coffee House Press, 1991, ISBN 0918273838, page 1
  • Donald' Duk never liked his name. He hates his name. He is not a duck. He is not a cartoon character. - - - "Only the Chinese are stupid enough to give a kid a stupid name like '''Donald''' Duk," ' Donald Duk says to himself.

    Usage notes

    *Popular in all English-speaking countries in the first half of the 20th century.

    Derived terms

    * Donald Duck * (pet forms) Don, Donnie, Donny * (female given name) Donna