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.] 1. 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.
2. Speaking fluently and confidently, without
knowledge or consideration; empty; trifling; inconsiderate; pert;
petulant. "Flippant epilogues." Thomson.
To put flippant scorn to the
blush. I. Taylor.
A sort of flippant, vain
Flip"pant, n. A flippant
person. [R.] Tennyson.