Definition of floppy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfläpē/

adjective (floppier, floppiest)

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

noun (plural floppies)

(also floppy disk) Computing
short for floppy disk.
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.



Pronunciation: /ˈfläpəlē/
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.


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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Syllabification: flop·py

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