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flimsy

[ flim-zee ]
/ 藞fl瑟m zi /
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adjective, flim路si路er, flim路si路est.
without material strength or solidity: a flimsy fabric; a flimsy structure.
weak; inadequate; not effective or convincing: a flimsy excuse.
noun, plural flim路sies.
a thin kind of paper, especially for use in making several copies at a time of an article, telegraphic dispatch, or the like, as in newspaper work.
a copy of a report or dispatch on such paper.
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Origin of flimsy

1695鈥1705; flim- (perhaps metathetic variant of film) + -sy

OTHER WORDS FROM flimsy

flim路si路ly, adverbflim路si路ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for flimsy

flimsy
/ (藞fl瑟mz瑟) /

adjective -sier or -siest
not strong or substantial; fragilea flimsy building
light and thina flimsy dress
unconvincing or inadequate; weaka flimsy excuse
noun
thin paper used for making carbon copies of a letter, etc
a copy made on such paper
a slang word for banknote

Derived forms of flimsy

flimsily, adverbflimsiness, noun

Word Origin for flimsy

C17: of uncertain origin
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