I. verb (flopped; flopping) Etymology: alteration of 2flap Date: 1602 intransitive verb 1. to swing or move loosely ; flap 2. to throw or move oneself in a heavy, clumsy, or relaxed manner <
flopped into the chair
3. to change or turn suddenly 4. to go to bed <
a place to flop at night
5. to fail completely <
the play flopped
transitive verb to move or drop heavily or noisily ; cause to flop <
flopped the bundles down
flopper noun II. adverb Date: 1728 right, squarely <
fell flop on my face
III. noun Date: 1823 1. an act or sound of flopping 2. a complete failure <
the movie was a flop
3. slang a place to sleep; especially flophouse 4. dung <
cow flop
; also a piece of dung

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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