Definition of floppy in English:

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floppy

Pronunciation: /ˈflɒpi/

adjective (floppier, floppiest)

Tending to flop or hang loosely: his dark floppy hair
More example sentences
  • ‘Hello, Addy,’ she gasps, clasping a tube to her lips, a big white floppy cricket hat hanging over her scalp.
  • Police described the offender as white, aged about 17, of thin build, with short, dark, floppy hair, protruding ears and a crooked nose.
  • Bourbon looked at Farly, who looked just a little pitiful slumped on the couch, hands folded on his stomach, his soft, floppy ears hanging low on his head.
Synonyms

noun (plural floppies)

(also floppy disk) A flexible removable magnetic disk (typically encased in a hard plastic shell) for storing data.
Example sentences
  • High-end computer furniture pieces allow the user to lock up all the storage media such as floppies, compact discs and detachable storage devices.
  • Similarly, you can't have two hard drives and a floppy, nor can you have dual optical drives.
  • If there is a floppy in the disk drive, remove it.

Derivatives

floppily

adverb
Example sentences
  • Unapologetically aimed at media-literate, pop-savvy youth, it opens on a mid shot of a floppily attired young male.
  • The giddiness faded from him, too, when he saw a soaking wet Robert half-leaning in the doorway, and a passed out Tobias cradled floppily in his arms.
  • So yesterday I was just going to hang around the house all floppily and watch TV and maybe go through this DVD again.

floppiness

noun
Example sentences
  • Possible side effects include stiffness, floppiness, shakes/tremors, eye rolling/blurred vision, speech/dribbling problems, excessive sweating and racing heartbeat.
  • I have a type ‘C’ hangover, low-powered but persistent, a continuing feeling of gentle nausea with general floppiness and apathy attached.
  • Causes of this type of breathing may include vocal cord paralysis or weakness, floppiness in the airways or voice box, or a blood vessel pressing on the outside of the airway (vascular compression).

Words that rhyme with floppy

choppy, copy, jalopy, moppy, poppy, sloppy, soppy, stroppy

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