flabbiness

flabby

[flab-ee]
adjective, flabbier, flabbiest.
1.
hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid.
2.
having such flesh.
3.
lacking strength or determination.

Origin:
1690–1700; apparently expressive alteration of earlier flappy, with same sense; see flap, -y1; compare late Middle English flabband (attested once), evidently with sense “flapping”

flabbily, adverb
flabbiness, noun
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flabby (ˈflæbɪ)
 
adj , -bier, -biest
1.  lacking firmness; loose or yielding: flabby muscles
2.  having flabby flesh, esp through being overweight
3.  lacking vitality; weak; ineffectual
 
[C17: alteration of flappy, from flap + -y1; compare Dutch flabbe drooping lip]
 
'flabbily
 
adv
 
'flabbiness
 
n

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flabby
1690s, variant of flappy, which is recorded in the sense of "softly fleshy" from 1590s; see flap.
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