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noun flap pronunciation in American English /flæp/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a thin flat piece of something that is fixed to something else along one edge
    a flap of leather/skin/plastic
    He held back the flap of the tent.
  2. 2
    [singular] informal a situation in which people are confused, excited, or angry
    Why has there been such a political flap over his appointment?
    in a flap: They were in a real flap over the lost passport.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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