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flip (FLIP) (verb)
1. To throw or to toss with a light brisk motion; to flick, to spin: Sybil tried to flip me the ball while she flipped her hair out of her eyes.
2. To toss in the air, imparting a spin; to turn over: You could see him flip through the pages of the phone book looking for Betty's number.
flip-flop (FLIP flahp") (noun)
1. A backless foam-rubber sandal with a V-shaped strap secured between the toes and at the sides of the foot: Marjorie wore a flip-flop on each of her feet when she went into the shower.
2. A backward flip of the body: Everyone saw Jeremy do a flip-flop in the air after he made the winning goal.
3. An electronic circuit or mechanical device that has two stable states and can be switched between the two: An early computer used a flip-flop as its memory storage unit.
flip-flop (FLIP flahp") (verb)
To abruptly change one's opinion about a policy to a contrary point of view; as is often done by certain politicians: The presidential candidate was accused of trying to flip-flop about her political position regarding the educational system.
flippant (FLIP puhnt) (adjective)
Regarding a lack of seriousness that is thought to be inappropriate; impudent, brash, impertinent, and insolent: Travis shocked everyone by making flippant remarks while his father's will was being read.

During an interview, the flippant politician was heard to make a flip-flop on the issue of the city ordinance regarding unleashed dogs in the park. At the end of the interview, he tossed his head to flip his hair off his face.

Word Entries at Get Words: “flippant
flippant (FLIP uhnt) (adjective), more flippant, most flippant
Characterized as disrespectful, silly, or inappropriate for a situation: The young man shocked everyone by making flippant remarks while his father's will was being read.
Treating a serious situation as if it were a joke.
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Impertinent and frivolous.
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Disrespectful remark.
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Relating to treating a serious situation with humor, or making silly, inappropriate, and disrespectful remarks. (3)