Meaning of FLOP in English
— flopper , n.
/flop/ , v. , flopped, flopping , n.
1. to fall or plump down suddenly, esp. with noise; drop or turn with a sudden bump or thud (sometimes fol. by down ): The puppy flopped down on the couch.
2. to change suddenly, as from one side or party to another (often fol. by over ).
3. to be a complete failure; fail: The play flopped dismally.
4. Informal. to sleep or be lodged: to flop at a friend's house.
5. to swing loosely; bounce; flap: His long hair flops in his eyes when he runs.
6. to drop with a sudden bump or thud: He flopped his books on a chair.
7. to dispose (oneself) in a heavily negligent manner: to flop oneself in a chair.
8. to invert (the negative of a photograph) so that the right and left sides are transposed.
9. an act of flopping.
10. the sound of flopping; a thud.
11. a failure: The new comedy was a flop.
12. Informal. a place to sleep; temporary lodging: The mission offered a flop and a free breakfast.
[ 1595-1605; 1890-95 for def. 11; var. of FLAP ]
Syn. 11. fiasco, disaster, debacle; bomb, dog.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012