adjective, lop·pi·er, lop·pi·est.

hanging limply; lopping: awkward, loppy arms.

Origin of loppy

First recorded in 1850–55; lop2 + -y1

Synonyms for loppy

Antonyms for loppy

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Historical Examples of loppy

  • She was a tall, loppy kind of female, ready to gush over anything.

    Shorty McCabe

    Sewell Ford

  • When the sea is not too loppy nor the wind too cold, Jimmy goes with us.

    A Poor Man's House

    Stephen Sydney Reynolds

  • Neither wind, fog nor a loppy sea could turn his blood to water.

  • The trees were scraggy, loppy old things hanging down in dismal sweep over the leaky roof and damp walls.

  • I remember he wore a loppy hat and needed a shave that day, and we didn't assess him very highly.

    Homeburg Memories

    George Helgesen Fitch

British Dictionary definitions for loppy


noun plural -pies

Australian informal a man employed to do maintenance tasks on a station
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