adjective ropier or ropiest
- inferior or inadequate
- slightly unwell; below par
Derived Formsropily, adverbropiness, noun
Examples from the Web for ropey
Every morning Ropey came grinning into the prison, with a bucket full of the old worm-eaten biscuit from the Julia.
Sam stroked his ropey mustache and eased the gun at his hip.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
The ropey, rubbery something was the tube connecting the heater with the gas-fixture.The Mystery of Murray Davenport|Robert Neilson Stephens