Entry from British & World English dictionary
A complete failure, especially with theatre, cinema, or TV audiences or critics.
- 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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