flapped flapped  /f ˈlæpt/


  1. (n) any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
  2. (n) an excited state of agitation
  3. (n) the motion made by flapping up and down
  4. (n) a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
  5. (n) a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
  6. (v) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
  7. (v) move noisily
  8. (v) move with a thrashing motion
  9. (v) move with a flapping motion
  10. (v) make a fuss; be agitated
  11. (v) pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds

Derived Word(s)


  1. To get to know the kids next door, Obama sat on the wall between their houses and flapped his arms like a great, big bird, making cawing noises, remembers Kay Ikranagara, a friend.
  2. Suddenly the bomb unhinged, dropped through the fragile bomb-bay doors, which flapped open, fell out of the B-47.
  3. Khan's hijab flapped but held.


  1. Wayward whale puts on show in shallow water under Purdy Bridge

    A malnourished gray whale that has been unusually close to shore for the last several days was swimming in shallow water under the Purdy Bridge Wednesday morning. People parked their cars on the highway, walked to the beach and pulled out their cellphones to take pictures. The young gray whale put on quite a show under the Purdy Bridge. It waved a fin, and flapped its tail sometimes as close as ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma

  2. Dogs can ride motorcycles to work, too

    A 9-year-old doggy happily flapped his tongue in the breeze Monday as his owner cruised from City Hall to Kent's Harley-Davidson on Monday as part of Motorcycle and Scooter Ride To Work Day.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Abilene Reporter-News

  3. Wind hinders Flag Day ceremony

    The tattered American flags scheduled to be retired by fire on Flag Day didn't get their final send off. As the American, state and flags of the VFW and American Legion flapped in a strong north wind from atop the flag poles at Willows Memorial Hall...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Orland Press Register


  1. "At the first kick line, shoes went flying into the audience, pants dropped, shirts flapped open," Greenberg said. "By opening night I finessed them eight precious extra seconds to change, so no audience members got pegged by a sailing shoe."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: Joanne Greenberg Source: Rutland Herald

  2. "When I flapped my mouth as much as I have the last couple of days, it takes a lot out of me physically. I said a lot of things that maybe I shouldn't have," said Roenick, who turned 34 Thursday. "The stuff about Bettman I probably shouldn't...
    on Jan 17, 2004 By: Jeremy Roenick Source: USA Today

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