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floppy

[flop-ee] /ˈflɒp i/
adjective, floppier, floppiest.
1.
tending to flop.
noun, plural floppies.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; flop + -y1
Related forms
floppily, adverb
floppiness, noun
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Examples from the web for floppy
  • As their fat is depleted, the humps become floppy and flabby.
  • Every night, the floppy-eared pooch scarfed down her ration in seconds.
  • Shoving back his floppy hat, he decided to call it quits for the day.
  • Others filter seawater through a sieve or measure the location of floppy sea palms with a transit.
  • He was barefoot, wearing only white canvas shorts and a floppy hat, which he'd decorated with a long plume of feathers.
  • Under a dull sun, fishermen huddle over holes on a frozen lake, floppy-eared fur hats hiding their faces.
  • The moisture from the pizza would make the box all floppy.
  • He was barefoot and barelegged, wearing only floppy khaki shorts and a checked sport shirt, its tail tumbling outside.
  • Elephants evolved huge floppy ears to radiate heat back into their surroundings.
  • The cognoscenti favour slashes with narrow openings rather than cuts that have expanded and grown floppy.
British Dictionary definitions for floppy

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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