Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A pert or lively person.
“It was 'bout a week afore the flippit was well enough to set free, but when Mami an' me let 'im go, he jest kinda hopped 'round after us.”
“Juanito bet me at Church that his flippit could jump farther than my flippit.”
“I tried to let it go, but when I tweaked the tail, the flippit didn't jump.”
“I asked Papi why the flippit ate the pebble, an' he said somethin' 'bout “autonomic responses” an' scolded me for throwin' rocks at the flippit.”
“I got the idea that she didn't want me to keep no flippit nohow, so's I feeded 'im on the sly.”
“I put my flippit in the same pen as Juanito's an' we start flippin' bugs.”
“Anyhow, I wrestle the flippit away from Elvis, who kinda gives me a hurt look when I scolded him for catching the silly thing.”
“I went by after Church to see, an' Juanito flicked a bug out for his flippit to catch.”
“Mami was kinda mad at me at first when she saw the shirt was dirty, but she smiled when I showed her the flippit.”
“Sure enough, his flippit jumped up higher an' farther than mine.”
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