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[lop-ee] /ˈlɒp i/
adjective, loppier, loppiest.
hanging limply; lopping:
awkward, loppy arms.
Origin of loppy
First recorded in 1850-55; lop2 + -y1
flabby, flaccid.
erect. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She was a tall, loppy kind of female, ready to gush over anything.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • When the sea is not too loppy nor the wind too cold, Jimmy goes with us.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • Neither wind, fog nor a loppy sea could turn his blood to water.

    Dr. Grenfell's Parish Norman Duncan
  • The trees were scraggy, loppy old things hanging down in dismal sweep over the leaky roof and damp walls.

  • I remember he wore a loppy hat and needed a shave that day, and we didn't assess him very highly.

    Homeburg Memories George Helgesen Fitch
  • I'm worse than Goldilocks trying all the chairs of the three bears, but that's too loppy!

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware Annie Fellows Johnston
  • The droop of his head was rendered even more "loppy" by the tongue, which dropped outside the sagging jaw.

    Tenting on the Plains Elizabeth B. Custer
  • Raggedy Andy was so loppy he could hardly be placed in a chair so that he would stay, and Marcella jiggled the table.

    Raggedy Andy Stories Johnny Gruelle
  • Fido was standing up with his ears sticking as straight in the air as loppy silken puppy dog ears can stick up.

    Raggedy Andy Stories Johnny Gruelle
British Dictionary definitions for loppy


noun (pl) -pies
(Austral, informal) a man employed to do maintenance tasks on a station
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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