1. (US drugs) to become unconscious through an overdose of a drug.
|Down Beat 17 Nov. n.p.: One of the five top tenor sax stars has flipped.|
|Traffic In Narcotics 308: flip. To become unconscious from an overdose of drugs.|
2. (orig. US, also flit, pliff) to lose control, to get over-excited or very worried; often ext. in phr. flip one’s cork/frijoles/noodle/raspberry/stack.
|Joint (1972) 29: If I made a Thing of it and let it drag me, I really would flip.letter 30 Dec. in|
|(con. 1920s) Schnozzola 61: I’m so scared one of them fellows some of these nights is goin’ to get liquor in him, or flit or somethin’, and he’ll shoot this fellow Harris between his eyes.|
|Rap Sheet 192: He was gone. Flipped-off. Plumb stir-looney.|
|Always Leave ’Em Dying 25: I figured she was the type to flip good if she flipped.|
|Absolute Beginners 210: I said he’s pliffed, boy!|
|Three Negro Plays (1969) I ii: If that babe doesn’t hurry up and get herself back here – like I could flip.Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in|
|Executioner (1973) 152: Maybe they’ve flipped. Combat fatigue.|
|Of Minnie the Moocher and Me 70: Betty and I nearly flipped.|
|Fixx 291: Good God, it was obvious [...] The woman had flipped.|
|(con. early 1950s) L.A. Confidential 37: Only Big H flipped his switch.|
|Lockie Leonard, Legend (1998) 73: Your mother used to eat flies and Nan didn’t flip.|
|Fortress of Solitude 431: Dose flipped, a year’s accumulated fear brimming in him.|
|Drawing Dead [ebook] You’ve fucking flipped kid. Unhinged.|
|Guardian G2 3 July 13/1: The backstory about Ilya ‘flipping’ because Holmes had kissed somebody else [...] is missing.|
3. to excite (sexually).
|Mad mag. June 46: Flipped me – hipped me with some weirdo dreams.|
|Candy (1970) 153: Flipped him completely, you dig?|
|Kings Road 89: Take a look at the local bird life [...] No wonder they’ve flipped over us!|
|Airtight Willie and Me 198: She was [...] flipping car tricks at sunset and La Brea.|
4. to be sexually excited.
|Big Rumble 58: Who makes ya flip?|
5. to become drunk.
|Big Rumble 74: Thanks for the party, Claw. We really flipped that night.|
6. (US black) to start an argument, to fight, esp. with an intimate.
|‘Millie Pulled a Pistol on Santa’ [lyrics] You shouldn’t flip on him ’cause Dill’s really cool.|
|A2Z 36/1: They was about to flip when the police drove by.et al.|
|Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] flip Definition: [...] 2. to start beef with someone, usually a friend or someone you know. [...] Example 2: I tol that nigga if he don’t got my dough I’ma gonna flip on his ass.|
7. see flip out v. (5)
(orig. US) to become fascinated, obsessed by.
|Hepster’s Dict. 4: Flip – To react enthusiastically.|
|Beat Generation 120: Jester used to knock himself out, trying to score with the Pad chicks who didn’t flip for him.|
|Three Negro Plays (1969) I i: Remember – he really flipped for my Liat!Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window in|
|Maledicta III:2 232: He also may or may not know the following words and expressions: [...] flip over (while flip = fall for and flip-flop = exchange roles and flop = go soft or fail).|
|Brown’s Requiem 94: Anyway, I just flipped for it.|
|Awaydays 56: She met Dad at The Grafton and, an unlikely combination of mildness and madness, they just flipped for each other.|
see under jib n.1
see under bananas adj.
see under bean n.1
see under cookie n.1
(US) to lose one’s temper; to go mad.
|I Like ’Em Tough (1958) 24: You’ve flipped your cork, Cannon.‘Die Hard’ in|
|Pimp 128: He flipped his cork. He forced me to split.|
see blow one’s gourd under gourd n.
see under lid n.
(US black) to go crazy, to lose one’s temper; thus fliptop adj., crazy; as n., a crazy person.
|Battle Creek Inquirer (MI) 31 July 1/5: ‘Art, Art has flipped his top, / The saucer he saw was under a coffee cup’.|
|Shake Him Till He Rattles (1964) 98: I could never push that bunch of fliptops and professional misfits into a working group. [Ibid.] 107: In a word, man, he is insane. A fliptop cop.|
|Pimp 286: You’re flipping your top.|
|‘S.H.E.’ [lyrics] But I flipped my top, when she set that butter skin on my lap.|
|posting at davesgarden.com [Internet] My water bill was horrendous this month and DH flipped his top but its not my fault the weather didn’t cooperate.|
see under wig n.2
see separate entries.