Definition of flopperoo in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌflɒpəˈruː/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


A complete failure, especially with theatre, cinema, or TV audiences or critics.
Example sentences
  • The film was blamed for at least a dozen heart attacks and is still rated by many as the scariest film ever made, despite critics deeming it a ‘flopperoo’ at the time.
  • But, as we all know, it is another flopperoo for him.
  • There was a decent audience for once, as so far this show has been a gigantic flopperoo.


1930s: from the verb flop + -eroo, suffix in the sense 'large, unexpected'.

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