English gitaigo: Flip-Flop Words


(words in parentheses not found in Webster's III)

ack-ack(antsy-pantsy)argy-bargyartsy-craftsy
aye ayeaye-ayebababarabara
BBbebopbeebeeberiberi
bibibigwigblackjackbonbon
boo-boo(boob-tube)boogie-woogieboohoo
bowwowbric-a-bracbuddy-buddybugaboo
bugbearbulbulbumpety-bumpby-by, bye-bye
bye-bye(caca)cagmagcancan
cha-cha(-cha)chalk-talkchichichiffchaff
chin-chinchitchatchochochoochoo
chowchowchuck(-a)-luck(chug-a-lug)claptrap
click-clackclickety-clackclickety-clickcling-clang
clink-clankclinkety-clankclinkety-clinkclip-clop
clip-clopclippety-clop(clitter-clatter)cocoa
cookiecouscouscrackerjack(cring-cling)
cringle-cranglecrinkle-cranklecrinkum-crankumcrisscross
cuscusdeadheaddiddle-daddledig-dig
dik-dikdillydally(dindin)ding-a-ling
dingdongdivi-dividodo(doodoo)
downtowndrip-dripduk-dukdumdum
eager beavereven Stevenfalderalfancy pants
fat catfee-faw-fumfee-fo-fumfeery-fary
fiddle-faddleFIFOfifty-fiftyfizgig
flag bagflapdoodleflapjackflatfoot
Fleet Streetflibberti-gibbertyflibbertigibbetflick-flack
flimflamflip-flapflip-flopflipperty-flopperty
flippity-flop(flower power)flubdubfluffy-ruffle
flybyfofarrawfolderolfoo-foo
foofarawfoofoorahforfarfour-door
four-fourfrank bank(frizzle-frazzle)froufrou
(fuddle-duddle)fuddy-duddyfunny-moneyfurfur
fussbudgetfuzzy-guzzyfuzzy-wuzzygaga
geegaw(Georgy-Porgy)gewgaw(gibber-jabber)
gobbledygookgogogoo-googoody-goody
grandstand(gruesome twosome)grugrugugu
ha-hahabnabhandy-andyhandy-dandy
handy-pandyhandy-spandyhanky-pankhanky-panky
hari-kariharum-scarumhaw-hawhe-he
hee-hawhee-heeheebie-jeebies(heh-heh)
heigh-hohell's bellshellholehelter-skelter
(Henny-Penny)heydayhi-fi(hickory-dickory-dock)
higgledy-piggledyhigglety-piggletyhigh-high(highty-flighty)
highty-tightyhillbilly(hip-hip-hooray)(hip-hop)
(hipper-dipper)(hipperty-skipperty)hippety-hophippity-hoppity
hirdie-girdiehirdum-dirdumhiwihiwi(ho-ho)
ho-humhobnobhobohobson-jobson
hocus-pocushoddy-doddyhodgepodgehogan-mogan
hogen-mogenhoi polloihoity-toityhokey-pokey
hokus-pokusholus-bolus(holy-moley)honky-tonk
hoo-hahoodoohoopoehoopoo
hootchy-kootchyhot pothot spothotchpotch
hotnothotshothotsy-totsyhouse mouse
housey-houseyhubba-hubbahubble-bubblehubbub
(huff & puff)(huff-duff)huff-snuffhuff-snuff
(hufty-magufty)hugger-muggerhuhuhull-gull
hullabaloohumbughumdingerhumdrum
humdudgeonhumhumhummumhumpty-dumpty
humstrumhunky-doryhurdy-gurdyhurly-burly
hurrburhurry-scurryhurry-skurryhush-hush
hustle-bustleilang-ilangill willitsy-bitsy
itty-bittyjeepers creepers(jet set)jib-o-jib
jig-a-jigjig-a-jogjig-jigjig-jog
jig-joggyjigaboojiggery-pokeryjiggumbob
jigjoggyjim-dandyjimjamsjinglejangle
jipijapajirajarajoukerypawkeryjuju
jujukai-kaikakakakkak
kavakavakawakawakegmegkhuskhus
kiekiekiller-dillerkillickinnickinchin
(King Kong)kinnikinnickkit-catkit-kat
(kitchy-koo)kittle cattle(kitty-cat)kiwi
klop-klopknick-knack(knock-knock)(knockity-knock)
(kobo)kokokokokoodoo
kowtowkudu, koudoukukukukukuku
kumkumkuskusla-di-dahlab-lab
lablablalapaloozalallygaglap-lap
lapo-lapolapu-lapulardy-dardylavalava
lazy daisy stich(lead head)(legal beagle)(legal eagle)
Lei DayLib-Lablibidibilickety-brindle
lickety-cutlickety-splitlillypillylinsey-woolsey
loa loalocofocolog-loglollygag
lololovey-doveylow-lowlulu
mahimahimamamatamata(matta-matta)
MauMauMay Day(mellow yellow)miminy-piminy
mishmashmotmotmuckamuckmucluc, muckluck
muklukmumbo-jumbomumumurmur
muumuunamby-pambynananiminy-piminy
(nitter-natter)(nitty-gritty)nitwit(no-no)
nulla-nullaokey-doke(oops-a-daisy)pall-mall
palsy-walsypapapaw-pawpawpaw
payday(pee-pee)peeweepeg leg
pell-mellpicnic(piggly-wiggly)Ping-Pong
pip-pippishpashpishposhpit-a-pat
pitter-patter(plunk-plonk)(plunkety-plunk)(polly-wolly-doodle)
pom-pompooh-pooh(poopoo)poppycock
(puff-puff)put-putputt-putt(quack-quack)
ragbagragtag(rang-kang)(rat-a-tat)
razzle-dazzlerazzmatazz(ribble-rabble)rickrack
(ricky-tick)ricracriffle-shuffleriffraff
(riki-tiki)(ringey-dingey)rinktum ditty(rinky-dink)
ripraproly-polyrub-a-dub(rub-a-dub-dub)
rum-dumrumble-bumblerumble-tumblerumblegumption
(sci-fi)(scrub-a-dub)(scrub-a-scrub)seesaw
shilly-shallyshim-sham shimmyshipshapesilly Billy
singsongslam-bangslap-bangslapdab
slapdashslaphappyslipshodslipslop
(slish-slosh)snip-snapsnipsnapsnorumso-so
splish-splash(splitter-splatter)superdoopersuperduper
(swishy-swashy)ta-ta(tak-a-tak)(tappety-tap)
tappietoorietartar(tch-tch)tee-hee
teensy-weensyteeny-weenyteeter-totterthriller-diller
tic-tac-toeticktackticktickticktock
(ticky-tacky)tie-tie(tika-tika)tikitiki
ting-a-lingtip-top(tish-tosh)titbit
tittle-tattletom-tomtontinetoo-too
tootsy-wootsytopsy-turvytoto(trot-trot)
tsetse(tsk-tsk)tum-(ti-)tum(tush-tush)
tussie-mussietut-tuttutti-fruttitutu
tuzzy-muzzy(tweng-tweng)twit-twat(twit-twit)
(ubble-gubble)(uffa-uffa)uh-huh(uh-oh)
(uh-uh)um-humvoodoo(wa-wa)
wah-wahwalkie-talkie(wang wang)wee-wee
(wham-bam)whim-whamwhimsy-whamsywhing-ding
(whip-whap-whip)whirligig(whoit-whoit)whoop-de-doo
(whooper-dooper)(whurra-whurra)wiggle-wagglewiggle-woggle
wigwagwilly-nillywingdingwishy-washy
wou-wou(yackety-yak)ylang-ylangyo-ho
(yo-ho-ho)Yo-Yoyoo-hooyum-yum
zap flapzero-zerozigzag(zit-zit)
Zoot suitzoozoozou-zouzu-zu

Reduplicated

ack-ackaye ayeaye-ayebaba
barabaraBBbeebeeberiberi
bibibonbonboo-boobuddy-buddy
bulbulby-by, bye-byebye-bye(caca)
cancancha-cha(-cha)chichichin-chin
chochochoochoochowchowcocoa
couscouscuscusdig-digdik-dik
(dindin)divi-dividodo(doodoo)
drip-dripduk-dukdumdumfifty-fifty
foo-foofour-fourfroufroufurfur
gagagogogoo-googoody-goody
grugruguguha-hahaw-haw
he-hehee-hee(heh-heh)high-high
hiwihiwi(ho-ho)housey-houseyhubba-hubba
huhuhumhumhush-hushilang-ilang
jig-jigjujujujukai-kai
kakakakkakkavakavakawakawa
khuskhuskiekiekinnikinnickklop-klop
(knock-knock)kokokokokuku
kukukukukumkumkuskuslab-lab
lablablap-laplapo-lapolapu-lapu
lavalavaloa loalog-loglolo
low-lowlulumahimahimama
matamata(matta-matta)MauMaumotmot
mumumurmurmuumuunana
(no-no)nulla-nullapapapaw-paw
pawpaw(pee-pee)pip-pippom-pom
pooh-pooh(poopoo)(puff-puff)put-put
putt-putt(quack-quack)so-sota-ta
tartar(tch-tch)tickticktie-tie
(tika-tika)tikitikitom-tomtoo-too
toto(trot-trot)tsetse(tsk-tsk)
tum-(ti-)tum(tush-tush)tut-tuttutu
(tweng-tweng)(twit-twit)(uffa-uffa)(uh-uh)
(wa-wa)wah-wah(wang wang)wee-wee
(whoit-whoit)(whurra-whurra)wou-wouylang-ylang
Yo-Yoyum-yumzero-zero(zit-zit)
zoozoozou-zouzu-zu 

Head (consonant) Shift

(antsy-pantsy)argy-bargybigwigblackjack
(boob-tube)boogie-woogieboohoobowwow
cagmagchalk-talkclaptrap(cring-cling)
deadheaddowntowneven Stevenfat cat
flag bagFleet Streetflibberti-gibberty(flower power)
flubdubflybyfour-doorfrank bank
(fuddle-duddle)fuddy-duddyfunny-moneyfuzzy-guzzy
fuzzy-wuzzy(Georgy-Porgy)grandstand(gruesome twosome)
habnabhandy-andyhandy-dandyhandy-pandy
handy-spandyhanky-pankhanky-pankyhari-kari
harum-scarumheebie-jeebiesheigh-hohell's bells
helter-skelter(Henny-Penny)heydayhi-fi
higgledy-piggledyhigglety-pigglety(highty-flighty)highty-tighty
hillbilly(hipper-dipper)(hipperty-skipperty)hirdie-girdie
hirdum-dirdumhobnobhobohobson-jobson
hocus-pocushoddy-doddyhodgepodgehogan-mogan
hogen-mogenhoity-toityhokey-pokeyhokus-pokus
holus-bolus(holy-moley)honky-tonkhoodoo
hoopoohootchy-kootchyhot pothot spot
hotchpotchhotnothotshothotsy-totsy
house mousehubble-bubblehubbub(huff-duff)
huff-snuffhuff-snuffhugger-muggerhull-gull
humdrumhummumhumpty-dumptyhumstrum
hurdy-gurdyhurly-burlyhurrburhurry-scurry
hurry-skurryhustle-bustleill willitsy-bitsy
itty-bittyjeepers creepersjoukerypawkerykegmeg
killer-dillerkinchinkiwi(kobo)
koodookowtowkudu, koudoulardy-dardy
(lead head)(legal beagle)(legal eagle)Lei Day
libidibilillypillylocofocolovey-dovey
May Day(mellow yellow)miminy-piminymucluc, muckluck
muklukmumbo-jumbonamby-pambyniminy-piminy
(nitty-gritty)nitwitokey-dokepall-mall
palsy-walsypaydaypeeweepeg leg
pell-mellpicnic(piggly-wiggly)ragbag
ragtag(rang-kang)razzle-dazzle(riki-tiki)
(ringey-dingey)(rinky-dink)roly-polyrum-dum
rumble-bumblerumble-tumble(sci-fi)silly Billy
superdoopersuperdupertee-heeteensy-weensy
teeny-weenythriller-dillertitbittootsy-wootsy
tussie-mussietutti-fruttituzzy-muzzy(ubble-gubble)
uh-huhum-humvoodoowalkie-talkie
(wham-bam)whing-ding(whooper-dooper)willy-nilly
wingdingyo-hoyoo-hoozap flap
Zoot suit   

Vowel Shift: i-a

chiffchaffchitchatclick-clackcling-clang
clink-clank(clitter-clatter)cringle-cranglecrinkle-crankle
crinkum-crankumdiddle-daddledillydallyfiddle-faddle
flick-flackflimflamflip-flap(frizzle-frazzle)
(gibber-jabber)jimjamsjinglejanglejipijapa
jirajarakit-catkit-katkittle cattle
(kitty-cat)knick-knackLib-Labmishmash
(nitter-natter)pishpashpitter-patter(ribble-rabble)
rickrackricracriffraffriprap
shilly-shallysnip-snapsplish-splash(splitter-splatter)
ticktack(ticky-tacky)tittle-tattletwit-twat
whim-whamwhimsy-whamsywiggle-wagglewigwag
wishy-washyzigzag  

Vowel Shift: i-o

clip-clopclip-clopcrisscrossdingdong
flip-flopflipperty-flopperty(hip-hop)hippity-hoppity
jig-jog(King Kong)Ping-Pongpishposh
singsongslipslop(slish-slosh)(swishy-swashy)
ticktocktip-top(tish-tosh)wiggle-woggle

Vowel Shift: other

cookiefeery-faryFIFOflatfoot
forfargeegawgewgawhee-haw
hellholehoo-ha(plunk-plonk)seesaw
shipshapeteeter-tottertontine(uh-oh)

Tripled Form

bric-a-bracbumpety-bumpchuck(-a)-luck(chug-a-lug)
clickety-clackclickety-clickclinkety-clankclinkety-clink
clippety-clopding-a-lingfalderalfee-faw-fum
fee-fo-fumflippity-flopfolderol(hickory-dickory-dock)
(hip-hip-hooray)hippety-hop(huff & puff)jib-o-jib
jig-a-jigjig-a-jogjig-joggyjigjoggy
(knockity-knock)la-di-dahlazy daisy stichmuckamuck
pit-a-pat(plunkety-plunk)(polly-wolly-doodle)(rat-a-tat)
razzmatazzrub-a-dub(scrub-a-dub)(scrub-a-scrub)
shim-sham shimmy(tak-a-tak)(tappety-tap)tic-tac-toe
ting-a-ling(whip-whap-whip)(yackety-yak)(yo-ho-ho)

OTHER

artsy-craftsybebopbugaboobugbear
crackerjackeager beaverfancy pantsfizgig
flapdoodleflapjackflibbertigibbetfluffy-ruffle
fofarrawfoofarawfoofoorahfussbudget
gobbledygookho-humhoi polloihoopoe
(hufty-magufty)hullabaloohumbughumdinger
humdudgeonhunky-dory(jet set)jigaboo
jiggery-pokeryjiggumbobjim-dandykillickinnic
(kitchy-koo)lalapaloozalallygaglickety-brindle
lickety-cutlickety-splitlinsey-woolseylollygag
(oops-a-daisy)poppycock(ricky-tick)riffle-shuffle
rinktum ditty(rub-a-dub-dub)rumblegumptionslam-bang
slap-bangslapdabslapdashslaphappy
slipshodsnipsnapsnorumtappietoorietopsy-turvy
whirligigwhoop-de-doo