Flip"pant (?), a. [Prov. E. flip to move nimbly; cf. W. llipa soft, limber, pliant, or Icel. fleipa to babble, prattle. Cf. Flip, Fillip, Flap, Flipper.]


Of smooth, fluent, and rapid speech; speaking with ease and rapidity; having a voluble tongue; talkative.

It becometh good men, in such cases, to be flippant and free in their speech. Barrow.


Speaking fluently and confidently, without knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsederate; pert; petulant.

"Flippant epilogous."


To put flippant scorn to the blush. I. Taylor.

A sort of flippant, vain discourse. Burke.


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Flip"pant, n.

A flippant person.




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