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[flab-ee] /ˈflæb i/
adjective, flabbier, flabbiest.
1.
hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid.
2.
having such flesh.
3.
lacking strength or determination.
Origin
late Middle English
1690-1700
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”
Related forms
flabbily, adverb
flabbiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flabbiness

flabby

/ˈflæbɪ/
adjective -bier, -biest
1.
lacking firmness; loose or yielding flabby muscles
2.
having flabby flesh, esp through being overweight
3.
lacking vitality; weak; ineffectual
Derived Forms
flabbily, adverb
flabbiness, noun
Word Origin
C17: alteration of flappy, from flap + -y1; compare Dutch flabbe drooping lip
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Word Origin and History for flabbiness
flabby
1690s, variant of flappy, which is recorded in the sense of "softly fleshy" from 1590s; see flap.
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