flip vs insolent what difference

what is difference between flip and insolent

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flɪp/
  • Rhymes: -ɪp

Etymology 1

Alteration of earlier fillip, from Middle English filippen (to make a signal or sound with thumb and right forefinger, snap the fingers), an attenuated variation of flappen (to flap, clap, slap, strike). Cognate with Dutch flappen (to flap), German flappen (to flap).

Noun

flip (plural flips)

  1. 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.
  2. A complete change of direction, decision, movement etc.
  3. (US, slang) A slingshot.
    • 1986, George Scarbrough, A summer ago (page 123)
      He loaded his flip and took careful aim at what he considered to be Emily’s most vulnerable spot []
  4. A hairstyle popular among boys in the 1960s–70s and 2000s–10s, in which the hair goes halfway down the ears, at which point it sticks out
    Justin Bieber and Zac Efron are among the celebrities who wore a flip.
  5. (informal) The purchase of an asset (usually a house) which is then improved and sold quickly for profit.
    • 2007, Rick Villani, Clay Davis, Gary Keller, Flip: How to Find, Fix, and Sell Houses for Profit (page viii)
      What they bring to the table is hard-won brass-tacks knowledge from over fifteen years of personal investing as well as riding shotgun on over 1,000 flips with their clients.
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

flip (third-person singular simple present flips, present participle flipping, simple past and past participle flipped)

  1. (transitive) To throw so as to turn over.
    Synonyms: turn, turn over
  2. (transitive) To put into a quick revolving motion through a snap of the thumb and index finger.
    Synonym: toss
  3. (transitive, US politics) To win a state (or county) won by another party in the preceding elections.
  4. (intransitive, US) To turn state’s evidence; to agree to testify against one’s co-conspirators in exchange for concessions from prosecutors.
  5. (transitive, US) To induce someone to turn state’s evidence; to get someone to agree to testify against their co-conspirators in exchange for concessions.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To go berserk or crazy.
  7. (transitive, informal) To buy an asset (usually a house), improve it and sell it quickly for profit.
  8. (transitive, computing) To invert a bit (binary digit), changing it from 0 to 1 or from 1 to 0.
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Translations

Etymology 2

Apparently a euphemism for fuck.

Interjection

flip

  1. (Britain, euphemistic) Used to express annoyance, especially when the speaker has made an error.
Synonyms
  • damn
Related terms
  • flipping

Etymology 3

Clipping of flippant

Adjective

flip (comparative flipper, superlative flippest)

  1. (Britain, informal) Having the quality of playfulness, or lacking seriousness of purpose.
    I hate to be flip, but perhaps we could steal a Christmas tree.
  2. Sarcastic.
  3. (informal) Disrespectful, flippant.
    Don’t get flip with me or I’ll knock you into next Tuesday!
Synonyms
  • (disrespectful): see Thesaurus:cheeky

Etymology 4

Compare English dialect flip (nimble, flippant, also, a slight blow).

Noun

flip (uncountable)

  1. A mixture of beer, spirit, etc., stirred and heated by a hot iron (a “flip dog”).
    • 1751, Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, I.9:
      [H]e had provided vast quantities of strong beer, flip, rumbo, and burnt brandy, with plenty of Barbadoes water for the ladies [] .
    • 1808–10, William Hickey, Memoirs of a Georgian Rake, Folio Society 1995, p. 21:
      I frequently took of large potations, though not of champagne certainly, but port, strong ales, and punch, and when our funds were low as sometimes happened, hot flip [] .

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

flip

  1. first-person singular present indicative of flippen
  2. imperative of flippen

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flip/

Noun

flip m (plural flips)

  1. a type of alcoholic punch from Normandy, composed of cider and calvados
  2. (gymnastics) backflip

Further reading

  • “flip” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Middle English, from Old French, from Latin īnsolēns (unaccustomed, unwanted, unusual, immoderate, excessive, arrogant, insolent), from in- (privative prefix) + solēns, present participle of solere (to be accustomed, to be wont).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sə.lənt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.sə.lənt/

Adjective

insolent (comparative more insolent, superlative most insolent)

  1. Insulting in manner or words, particularly in an arrogant or insubordinate manner.
    Synonyms: arrogant, bold, cocky, impudent
  2. Rude.
    • “I don’t mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera, the gorged dowagers, [] the chlorotic squatters on huge yachts, the speed-mad fugitives from the furies of ennui, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosus, []!”
    Synonyms: disrespectful, impertinent, insubordinate, offensive

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:cheeky
  • See also Thesaurus:arrogant

Derived terms

  • insolently

Related terms

Translations

Noun

insolent (plural insolents)

  1. A person who is insolent.
    • 1748, Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Letter 78:
      What a way do you put yourself in miss! said the insolent.
    • 2010, Louisa Shea, The Cynic Enlightenment: Diogenes in the Salon (page 7)
      Diogenes Laertius reports that Diogenes was apt to take the identification with the dog at face value, as when he lifted his leg and relieved himself on a group of young insolents who teased him with a dog’s bone []

Further reading

  • insolent in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • insolent in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • insolent at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Neilston

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin insolens, attested from 1653.

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Valencian) IPA(key): /in.soˈlent/
  • (Central) IPA(key): /in.suˈlen/

Adjective

insolent (masculine and feminine plural insolents)

  1. insolent

Derived terms

  • insolentment

Related terms

  • insolència

References

Further reading

  • “insolent” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “insolent” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “insolent” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

French

Etymology

From Latin insolens.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.sɔ.lɑ̃/
  • Homophone: insolents

Adjective

insolent (feminine singular insolente, masculine plural insolents, feminine plural insolentes)

  1. insolent

Derived terms

  • insolemment

Related terms

  • insolence

Further reading

  • “insolent” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Occitan

Etymology

From Latin insolens.

Adjective

insolent m (feminine singular insolenta, masculine plural insolents, feminine plural insolentas)

  1. insolent

Derived terms

  • insolentament

Related terms

  • insoléncia

Romanian

Etymology

From French insolent, from Latin insolens.

Adjective

insolent m or n (feminine singular insolentă, masculine plural insolenți, feminine and neuter plural insolente)

  1. insolent

Declension


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