word type: noun

  1. The first three community cards dealt in Texas Holdem or Omaha poker
  2. To make a hand using the first three community cards dealt. (verb)


Unknown, but one might guess that the dealer's action of "flopping" the cards on the table may have something to do with the evolution of the term.

Popular Uses

Hold'em - like life itself - has its defining moment. It's the flop. When you see the flop, you're looking at 71 percent of your hand, and the cost is only a single round of betting. - Lou Krieger

You don't know if you have a good hand unless you see a flop. - Some bad player.

I never hit a flop. - Every poker player, ever.

You Should Also Know...

You don't have to be a math genius to calculated the odds of making your hand after the flop. If you want to estimate the odds to hit your hand on the turn, multiply the number of outs by two. To estimate the odds to hit on either the turn or the river, multiply your outs by four.

Related Terms

Pre-Flop, Turn, River