floppy

[flop-ee]

adjective, flop·pi·er, flop·pi·est.

tending to flop.

noun, plural flop·pies.


Nearby words

  1. flop-eared,
  2. flophouse,
  3. flopover,
  4. flopperoo,
  5. floppers,
  6. floppy disk,
  7. flops,
  8. floptical disk,
  9. flor-,
  10. flor.

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 floppy

floppy

adjective -pier or -piest

limp or hanging looselya dog with floppy ears

noun plural -pies

short for floppy disk
Derived Formsfloppily, adverbfloppiness, noun

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Word Origin and History for floppy

floppy

adj.

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

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