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floppy

[flop-ee]
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adjective, flop·pi·er, flop·pi·est.
  1. tending to flop.
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noun, plural flop·pies.
  1. floppy disk.
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Origin of floppy

First recorded in 1855–60; flop + -y1
Related formsflop·pi·ly, adverbflop·pi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for floppiness

floppy

adjective -pier or -piest
  1. limp or hanging looselya dog with floppy ears
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noun plural -pies
  1. short for floppy disk
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Derived Formsfloppily, adverbfloppiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for floppiness

floppy

adj.

1858, from flop + -y (2). Floppy disc attested from 1972 (short form floppy by 1974).

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