- flimsy; frail.
Also slimp·sy [slimp-see] /ˈslɪmp si/.
Origin of slimsy
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Examples from the Web for slimsy
His slimsy silver spoon, dented with toothmarks of an ancestor who had died in a delirium, was laid evenly by his plate.
Hissing arcs up under that slimsy roof throw high lights and deep shadows here and there and everywhere.The Modern Railroad
They were none of the slimsy, composition-filled, aniline-dyed calicoes of to-day.
Cradle sheets of this thin, closely woven, white worsted stuff are not slimsy like thin flannel, yet are softer than flannel.
- US informal frail
C19: from slim + flimsy
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