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ropy

[roh-pee] /ˈroʊ pi/
adjective, ropier, ropiest.
1.
resembling a rope or ropes:
ropy muscles.
2.
forming viscid or glutinous threads, as a liquid.
Origin of ropy
1470-1480
1470-80; rope + -y1
Related forms
ropily, adverb
ropiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for ropy

ropey

/ˈrəʊpɪ/
adjective ropier, ropiest
1.
(Brit, informal)
  1. inferior or inadequate
  2. slightly unwell; below par
2.
(of a viscous or sticky substance) forming strands or filaments
3.
resembling a rope: ropey muscles
Derived Forms
ropily, adverb
ropiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for ropy
adj.

late 15c., from rope (n.) + -y (2). Related: Ropiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for ropy

ropy

adjective

Of low quality; bad; inferior; unsatisfactory (1942+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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