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adjective, flag·gi·er, flag·gi·est.
  1. flagging; drooping; limp.

Origin of flaggy1

First recorded in 1555–65; flag3 + -y1


  1. consisting of or resembling flags or flagstone; laminate.

Origin of flaggy2

First recorded in 1840–50; flag4 + -y1


  1. abounding in, consisting of, or resembling flag plants.

Origin of flaggy3

First recorded in 1350–1400, flaggy is from the Middle English word flaggi. See flag2, -y1
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Examples from the Web for flaggy

Historical Examples

  • First Aunt: Drove it to its knees on the flaggy shore and made an end of it!

    Three Wonder Plays

    Lady I. A. Gregory

  • It was buried in the bottom of the deposit where the gravel rested on a flaggy limestone.

  • The beds below these are referred to the English Yoredale series, and include some flaggy sandstones.

  • Lower: Flaggy hard sandstones (ganister), shales and thin coal seams.

British Dictionary definitions for flaggy


adjective -gier or -giest
  1. drooping; limp


  1. made of or similar to flagstone
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