flip vs riffle what difference

what is difference between flip and riffle

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɪfəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɪfəl

Etymology 1

Possible alteration of ruffle, from Middle English ruffelen, akin to Low German ruffelen (to crumple).

Noun

riffle (plural riffles)

  1. A swift, shallow part of a stream causing broken water.
    • 1903, James Alexander Henshall, Bass, Pike, Perch and other Game Fishes of America
      They then proceeded below the milldam, where there was a strong riffle, with likely looking pools and eddies
    • 2017: “On the Glories of Autumn” by Bill Barich, California Fly Fisher
      The big trout feed aggressively and tend to lose their caution in the rifles.
  2. A succession of small waves.
  3. (mining) A trough or sluice having cleats, grooves, or steps across the bottom for holding quicksilver and catching particles of gold when auriferous earth is washed. Also one of the cleats, grooves or steps in such trough.
  4. A quick skim through the pages of a book.
  5. The act of shuffling cards; the sound made while shuffling cards.
Hyponyms
  • white water
Related terms
  • cheater riffle
Translations

Verb

riffle (third-person singular simple present riffles, present participle riffling, simple past and past participle riffled)

  1. (intransitive) To flow over a swift, shallow part of a stream.
  2. (transitive) To ruffle with a rippling action.
  3. (intransitive) To skim or flick through the pages of a book.
  4. (transitive) To leaf through rapidly.
  5. (transitive) To shuffle playing cards by separating the deck in two and sliding the thumbs along the edges of the cards to mix the two parts.
  6. (transitive) To idly manipulate objects with the fingers.
  7. (transitive) To prepare samples of material using a riffler.

Etymology 2

Danish [Term?] (a groove)

Noun

riffle (plural riffles)

  1. In seal engraving, a small metal disc at the end of a tool.
Derived terms
  • riffler

Anagrams

  • Riffel

German

Verb

riffle

  1. inflection of riffeln:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

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