backflip

back•flip
[[t]ˈbækˌflɪp[/t]] n. v. -flipped, -flip•ping
1) spo a backward somersault
2) spo a dive executed by somersaulting backward
3) cvb inf a complete reversal in attitude
4) spo to perform a backflip
Etymology: 1930–1935

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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