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[Note: This sense incorporates the former entry flipshot.]

flip n1

also flipshot: A slingshot. Midl, Sth Cf bean-flip (at bean-flipper n), rubber flip (at rubber flipper n), flipper n1 3
1908 DN 3.311 eAL, wGA, Flip. . . Same as slingshot but not so commonly used. 1942 McAtee Dial. Grant Co. IN 26 (as of 1890s), Flip . . sling-shot. 1960 Criswell Resp. to PADS 20 Ozarks, Flip. . . Nearly every boy had one of these forty years ago. . . This was the only term for the weapon. 1968 DARE (QR, near Qu. EE41) Inf AL39. 1968 DARE File neAL, We call ’em [=slingshots] flips; Ibid nAL, Flip = a slingshot. 1968 Haun Hawk’s Done Gone 15 eTN, He made her flips and shotguns and things like that. 1982 Ginns Snowbird Gravy 131 nwNC, They showed me how to build a flip shot, a slingshot—some called ’em a flip shot.
A somersault or handspring. chiefly Sth Cf flip-flop n 1, 2
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A state of turmoil.
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Used as an example of something worthless—usu in neg constrs. [EDD not to care a flip (at flip sb.1 2)] chiefly Sth
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Used as a mild oath.
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A failure, flop.
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See quot.
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= flapjack n 1.
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A cant hook.
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10  A cigarette.
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