Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flip-flop”

See all translations

flip-flop

noun uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/ us    /-flɑːp/

flip-flop noun (SHOE)

[C usually plural] ( US and Australian English thong) a type of open shoe, often made of rubber, with a V-shaped strap that goes between the big toe and the toe next to it

flip-flop noun (CHANGE)

US informal an occasion when someone completely changes a plan

flip-flop

verb [I] uk   /ˈflɪp.flɒp/ us    /-flɑːp/ US informal
Translations of “flip-flop”
in Chinese (Traditional) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Russian резиновый шлепанец на ремешке…
in Turkish üsten bağcıklı kösele ayakkabı/tokyo terlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鞋, 人字拖鞋…
in Polish klapek, japonka…
(Definition of flip-flop from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of flip-flop?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More meanings of “flip-flop”

Definitions of “flip-flop” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sail

When a boat or a ship sails, it travels on the water.

Word of the Day

Byronic, Orwellian and Darwinian: adjectives from names.

by Liz Walter,
April 15, 2015
Becoming an adjective is a strange kind of memorial, but it is often a sign of a person having had real influence on the world. Science is full of examples, from Hippocrates, the Greek medic born around 460 BC, who gave his name to the Hippocratic Oath still used by doctors today,

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More