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floppy

[flop-ee] /ˈflɒp i/
adjective, floppier, floppiest.
1.
tending to flop.
noun, plural floppies.
Origin of floppy
1855-1860
1855-60; flop + -y1
Related forms
floppily, adverb
floppiness, noun
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floppy

/ˈflɒpɪ/
adjective -pier, -piest
1.
limp or hanging loosely: a dog with floppy ears
noun (pl) -pies
2.
short for floppy disk
Derived Forms
floppily, adverb
floppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for floppy
adj.

1858, from flop + -y (2). Floppy disc attested from 1972 (short form floppy by 1974).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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floppy in Technology

programming, tool
A Fortran coding convention checker. A later version can generate HTML.
See also Flow.
ffccc posted to comp.sources.misc volume 12.
(1996-08-23)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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