Definition of floppy in English:

floppy

Syllabification: flop·py
Pronunciation: /ˈfläpē
 
/

adjective (floppier, floppiest)

  • Tending to hang or move in a limp, loose, or ungainly way: the dog had floppy ears floppy hats
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    • ‘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
    limp, flaccid, slack, flabby, relaxed; drooping, droopy; loose, flowing

noun (plural floppies)

(also floppy disk) Computing Back to top  
  • short for floppy disk.
    More example sentences
    • Remove the CD and floppy before the machine reboots to avoid re-installation.
    • Some of the computers had two floppy drives, some had only one.
    • Just after the main file systems are mounted, the boot process stops and asks for a formatted floppy.

Derivatives

floppily

Pronunciation: /ˈfläpəlē/
adverb
More 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
More 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).

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