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[flap-ee] /ˈflæp i/
adjective, flappier, flappiest.
slack or loose, so as to flap readily.
Origin of flappy
1900-05; flap + -y1; probably re-formation and not continuous with obsolete flappy flabby Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Oh, look at that ducky little church and the women with flappy cappy things on their heads.'

  • Didn't that shapeless, flimsy, flappy little nuisance I allude to, rule the house from garret to cellar before it was a month old?

  • But always before when she had seen him the great hound, with his flappy ears and wide mouth, had been chained.

  • As Joan entered the dogs raised their absurd heads and with their flappy ears and padded paws patted the floor in welcome.

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  • She turned her eyes from his and stroked the flappy white ears of Charles.

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