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ropy also: ropey
American English: /ˈroʊpi/
British English: /ˈrəʊpi/

adjective ropier, ropiest

  • (British English) [colloquial]I feel a bit ropy today
    hoy me siento bastante mal
    hoy estoy bastante pachucho (Spain) [colloquial]
    the wine was very ropy
    el vino era muy malo
    he gave the same ropy old excuse
    salió con la misma excusa burda de siempre
    Example sentences
    • I had managed to have a shave the night before, but still felt pretty ropey, so I decided to get something to eat.
    • By Wednesday I was feeling ropey.
    • Put it this way: I've had the best New Years Eve out for many a year, and still feel ropey 24 hours later!

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