Definition of flip-flop noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈflɪp flɒp//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈflɪp flɑːp//
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(North American English also thong) a type of sandal (= open shoe) that has a piece of leather, etc. that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it a pair of flip-flops See related entries: Footwear Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the general sense ‘something that flaps or flops’): imitative reduplication of flop.
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