Flip vs Flipe - What's the difference?

flip | flipe |

As a noun flip

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

As a verb flipe 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 ----




  • (Scotland, dated, transitive) To turn inside out, or with the leg part back over the foot, as when putting on or taking off a stocking.
  • (Webster 1913) ----