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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. 2017.
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  • When the sea is not too loppy nor the wind too cold, Jimmy goes with us.

    A Poor Man's House Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  • She was a tall, loppy kind of female, ready to gush over anything.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • 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
  • Neither wind, fog nor a loppy sea could turn his blood to water.

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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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