- hanging loosely or limply, as flesh or muscles; flaccid.
- having such flesh.
- lacking strength or determination.
Origin of flabby
Related Words for flabbylax, sloppy, drooping, enervated, flaccid, floppy, hanging, limp, loose, pendulous, rusty, shapeless, slack, soft, tender, unfit, yielding, flexuous, sagging, toneless
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Contemporary Examples of flabby
After a night with football legend Joe Namath, she told her driver that Namath was “flabby.”Janis Joplin’s Kozmic Blues
November 8, 2014
He was twenty-five and in peak physical condition when he went in, but a flabby thirty when he came out.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
Not every kid who returns home suffers from bombastic dreams matched only by their lack of direction and flabby self-discipline.Boomerang Moms: When Mommy Returns to Deal With ‘Adultescents’
June 15, 2012
You see for yourself that that paragraph just consists of flabby and general rhetoric that kinda sorta sounds believable.Romney’s Dishonest but Clever Clinton Praise
May 9, 2012
In a Rolling Stone article about Secretary of State Clinton, he referred to her “flabby arms.”Rush Limbaugh Isn’t the Only Media Misogynist
March 4, 2012
Historical Examples of flabby
You might have kicked her, no matter where, she did not feel kicks for she had become too fat and flabby.L'Assommoir
Her eyes, in the centre of her flabby and grimacing face, were of celestial beauty.Therese Raquin
If purchased ready boiled, try whether their tails are stiff, and pull up with a spring; otherwise that part will be flabby.
He was carrying a heavy hunting-crop and his flabby face was livid.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
His eyes that saw nothing were bent upon Gregory's pale, flabby face.The Tavern Knight
- lacking firmness; loose or yieldingflabby muscles
- having flabby flesh, esp through being overweight
- lacking vitality; weak; ineffectual
Word Origin for flabby
1690s, variant of flappy, which is recorded in the sense of "softly fleshy" from 1590s; see flap. Related: Flabbily; flabbiness.