Definition of flabby in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈflabē/

adjective (flabbier, flabbiest)

1(Of a part of a person’s body) soft, loose, and fleshy: this exercise helps to flatten a flabby stomach
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  • As I look at my flabby body and my wasted muscles it is truly amazing that it managed to run 26.2 miles just 52 weeks ago.
  • You hardly need reminding that a hardcore physique complete with ripped abs is likely to be much more attractive than a flabby body weighed down by its own fat.
  • He lost so much fat that he was able to transform his flabby body into a shredded physique complete with ripped abs!
soft, loose, flaccid, slack, untoned, drooping, sagging
1.1(Of a person) having soft loose flesh.
Example sentences
  • But perhaps it is justified to form a negative assessment about the judgment and diligence of a person who is overweight and flabby.
  • Quite a few participants said they like fleshy, flabby partners.
  • Sedate motorway driving in my comfortable car is making me soft and flabby, but I've seen the future.
1.2Not tightly controlled, powerful, or effective: the quartet playing was uncommitted and flabby
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  • What did happen was that the unions got flabby and weak.
  • You drop in a reference, maybe, to a more famous band, mention how they're so damn flabby and weak compared to this fantastic fantastic new thing.
  • But there's a huge advantage in being a private company, as long as we use that wisely and don't become flabby or soft in the way we approach the business.



Pronunciation: /ˈflabəlē/
Example sentences
  • At last, after what seemed like a long time he sagged flabbily to his knees.


Pronunciation: /ˈflabēnəs/
Example sentences
  • The correct use of muscles can reshape the body, lift sagging cheeks, melt away double chins, middle-age spread and abdominal bulges, restore elasticity to the skin, iron out creepy necks and eliminate flabbiness.
  • He looks broader than ever but these days it looks less like flabbiness and more like someone who works out, which is more in keeping with the character.
  • A strong sense of urgency can even help to disguise a certain flabbiness in the opinion itself.


Late 17th century: alteration of earlier flappy.

Words that rhyme with flabby

abbey, cabby, crabby, gabby, grabby, Rabbie, scabby, shabby, tabby, yabby

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Syllabification: flab·by

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