- a light sandal, typically of plastic or rubber, with a thong between the big and second toe.；a backward handspring.
- move with a flapping sound or motion；make an abrupt reversal of policy
verb: flip-flop, 3rd person present: flip-flops, gerund or present participle: flip-flopping, past tense: flip-flopped, past participle: flip-flopped
noun: flip-flop, plural noun: flip-flops
- 1. a light sandal, typically of plastic or rubber, with a thong between the big and second toe.
- 2. North American a backward handspring.
- ▪ informal an abrupt reversal of policy his flip-flop on taxes
- 3. a switching circuit which works by changing from one stable state to another, or through an unstable state back to its stable state, in response to a triggering pulse.
- 1. move with a flapping sound or motion she flip-flopped off the porch in battered sneakers
- 2. North American informal make an abrupt reversal of policy the candidate flip-flopped on a number of issues