flip vs somersault what difference

what is difference between flip and somersault

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.
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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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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

Alternative forms

  • somerset
  • summersault

Etymology

From French sombresault (now obsolete, compare French sursaut, soubresaut), from Old Occitan sobresalt, from sobre- (over, above) + salt (jump). Cognate with Spanish sobresaltar (to spook, startle) and Portuguese sobressaltar (to spook, scare, jump over).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)ˌsɒlt/ IPA(key): /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)ˌsɔːlt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmə(ɹ)ˌsɑlt/

Noun

somersault (plural somersaults)

  1. Starting on one’s feet, an instance of rotating one’s body 360 degree while airborne or on the ground, with one’s feet going over one’s head.

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Verb

somersault (third-person singular simple present somersaults, present participle somersaulting, simple past and past participle somersaulted)

  1. To perform a somersault.
    The performer somersaulted all the way across the stage.

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See also

  • flip

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